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 8642
The Royal Military School of Music occupies Kneller Hall which is recognized as the home of Army music since its foundation in 1857.
The Phase 2 musicians course (Rendle VC Troop) provides Phase 2 training for all soldiers joining the Corps of Army Music and is undertaken after completion of Phase 1 military training.
The length of this training varies according to the standard of musicianship on entry, running from 11 to 44 working weeks. It is designed to allow musicians to fulfill their potential early with a view to passing mandatory tests for assignment to a band as soon as possible.
On Phase 3 training career development courses for trained musicians within the bands to assist in progressing their careers. This included Command Leadership and Management Courses (CLM) and the new Musical Direction (MD) courses.