Who We Are

British Army Band Tidworth

Facts & Figures

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Active From

2019

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Role

Music

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Specialism

Brass Band

Who we are

British Army Band Tidworth is comprised of musicians from The Royal Corps of Army Music and is one of 14 Regular Army Bands in the British Army. Based in Tidworth, Wiltshire, the band was formed in September 2019.

The band is one of two established brass bands in the British Army; the other brass band being based in Catterick Garrison.

British Army Band Tidworth incorporates three bands; The Royal Artillery Band, The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers and The Band of the Adjutant General’s Corps.

Recent Years

The band have undertaken engagements abroad including; Germany, Cyprus and Egypt. The band provided musical support for a poignant Remembrance Service at the Royal Artillery Memorial in Hyde Park Corner, London and continues to support the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal launch. The band have performed in Winchester Cathedral and have a longstanding relationship with Tidworth Garrison Theatre as it plays host to a number of the band’s concerts throughout the year. 

Most recently, the band were the first British Army brass band to undertake Changing of the Guard in London, alongside 4th Battalion, The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Want to join us?

The Royal Corps of Army Music can offer full time employment as a musician within the British Army. A pensionable career potentially to the age of 60. Fantastic travel opportunities with the chance to perform at great venues and events around the world.

The Royal Corps of Army Music is interested in your performance and potential rather than just music qualifications. 

Not all musicians have recognised musical qualifications so you may be able to join us based on merit at audition. If you have the required skills or can demonstrate you have the potential we are looking for, we can help maximise your musical development. Interested? Please get in touch here.

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT

I can’t wait to see what the Regulars have in store for me. LCpl Wilson

Lance Corporal WILSON - CORNET

Lance Corporal (LCpl) Emily Wilson began her musical career with the Army Reserves in 2015 when she joined the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Regimental Band. She transferred to British Army Band Tidworth, one of British Army Music’s Regular Army Bands, in April 2020. She plays cornet, trumpet and post horn…everything trumpet-related!

LCpl Wilson is from the Forest of Dean and studied under Paul Denegri and Simon Jones at Wells Cathedral School before continuing her studies at the Royal College of Music where she was taught by Alastair Mackie, Jason Evans and Alan Thomas.

By gaining experience in the HAC Band, LCpl Wilson decided to join British Army Music as a Regular soldier. The fact that she had made friends with some Regular musicians, having worked alongside them during her career so far, also helped to influence her decision. She is very much looking forward to the opportunities that British Army Music has to offer, “I can’t wait to see what travel opportunities, Adventurous Training and Short-Term Training Team deployments the Regulars have in store for me.”

One of her career highlights so far is being selected to tour America as part of the British Army Brass Band. She has also performed as part of the HAC brass quintet in Egypt for Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday party celebrations.

LCpl Wilson met her husband, who plays the trumpet in the RAF Central Band, while studying at the Royal College of Music. The day after their first wedding anniversary, both performed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard ceremony!

Watch her video

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Recruiting Now

British Army Music is recruiting right now. For more information about joining the British Army as a musician, get in touch with the Corps Engagement Team.

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