The CET are a small group of Army musicians dedicated to supporting potential applicants and gatekeepers in finding out more about careers in Army music.
There are lots of options for young musicians to discover more:
This is classed as a continuation of secondary education and can be an alternative to college, 6th form or an apprenticeship. Junior soldiers will remain in training until 18 years old. Applicants who opt for this route undertake military training at Army Training Centre Harrogate, including an element of musical tuition and education.
Apply for our CAMUS Academies held biannually. Each week is a perfect opportunity to experience life as a professional Army Musician;
The Corps of Army Music regularly works with music educators and leaders providing support to engage, develop and inform young musicians about a professional career in music. We do this through practical music making activities, learning opportunities and creative ideas which allow us to promote military music to a musical audience;
Stage 1 - Apply online
Select the ‘Start your Army application’ and complete the candidate registration form. You will need to apply to join as a solider.
Stage 2 - Army Briefing
You will be invited to your local career centre, be given a personal development plan to follow and a Candidate Support Manager (CSM) to help you get ready for the assessment centre.
Stage 3 - Army Assessment
Your assessment will last for 2 days and will take place in one of our Assessment Centres in the UK. We will pay for your travel to get there and back.
This is your chance to see whether the Army is right for you, and for us to see whether you're suitable to join. During your stay, the assessment will include:
• A full medical examination
• Physical and mental tests
• Team exercises to see how you work with other people
• A short talk about yourself to a small group
• A career discussion
Stage 4 - Instrumental Audition
Your most local Army Band will act as a support for you to prepare for your music audition.
Your audition will take place at the Royal Military School of Music on your primary instrument, you will be required to perform:
• Two contrasting pieces
• Sight reading
• A theory and aural assessment
• A short interview with the auditioning panel
Stage 5 - All assessments completed
• We will check your references and run a background check.
• If everything is okay we will send you an offer of employment.
• When you accept the offer, you'll be given a date to start your training and you will formally join (enlist) into the Army. How quickly you can start will depend on the job you've applied to do, the grade you were given at assessment and any personal commitments.
12 September - Open Day hosted by the Band of the Irish Guards at Wellington Barracks, London (9am start). Contact the band directly.
12 September - Open Day with The Band of The Royal Armoured Corps at Piave Lines, Catterick (8.30am start). Contact the band directly.
12 September - Lower Brass Workshop with Byron Fulcher at Windsor Army Reserve Centre. Hosted by The Band of The Household Cavalry and open to all (9am start). Contact the band directly for more information.