The Corps of Army Music delivers musical support to the Army and the wider Defence community. The role of Headquarters is to give direction and professional advice on Army music matters and develop the ethos of Army musicians.
The Corps of Army Music is the public face of the Army and supports National and Defence interests around the globe, where its specialist musical abilities cross international languages and cultures.
Bands support the ethos, tradition and identity of our Armed Forces around the globe. At home we are the public face of the Army by supporting troops marching through towns and cities, performing in concert halls or at county shows, Beating the Retreat or performing at State Ceremonial occasions.
Through Music, Service Bands are to sustain and develop the moral component of fighting power, support State Ceremonial, and achieve influence in order to further Defence and National interests.
Music is utilised in the British Armed Forces as a source of influence. It contributes to the moral component of fighting power by supporting the ethos, tradition and identity of our personnel.
A career or job in the Corps of Army Music can offer full time employment as a musician within the British Army. A pensionable career potentially to the age of 55. Fantastic travel opportunities with the chance to perform at great venues and events around the world.
The Corps of Army Music is interested in your performance and potential rather than just music qualifications.
Not all musicians have recognised musical qualifications, so with or without them you may gain entry in to the Corps by audition alone. If you can demonstrate you have the potential we are looking for, we can help develop it to the full. Interested then please get in touch:
Telephone: 020 8744 8681
The role of the Headquarters is to give direction and professional advice on Army music matters and develop and sustain the ethos of Army musicians.
In 2007 Her Majesty The Queen appointed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex the Colonel in Chief of the Corps of Army Music.
In 2014, under restructuring of CAMUS, specialist capability bands were generated to better meet the needs of the modern Army. These include; a string orchestra, Brass Bands, and Rock and Pop Bands.
The Corps of Army Music was formed in 1994 under the Options for Change Defence Review.
There are 23 Bands of the Regular Army including the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas and 20 Reserve Bands including the Band of The Royal Gibraltar Regiment.
Today's modern military musicians are extremely capable and multi talented and perform in various sized groups;
The home of the Corps is Kneller Hall, Twickenham, a site that encompasses the Headquarters, Corps of Army Music and The Royal Military School of Music.
The School was founded by His Royal Highness Field Marshal the Duke of Cambridge after his appointment as Commander in Chief in 1857, when the first class of military musicians was formed, a Class of Music.
The establishment was graciously retitled as The Royal Military School of Music in the Golden Jubilee year of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 1887. A plaque to commemorate the Centenary of the School's opening was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1957.
The Corps of Army Music is recruiting right now. For more information about joining CAMUS get in touch with the Corps Engagement Team.
CAMUS Corps Engagement Team, Royal Military School of Music , Kneller Hall, Twickenham, TW2 7DU
Tel: 020 8744 8681 Email CAMUSHQ-CET-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk