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.
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.
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.
I can’t wait to see what the Regulars have in store for me. LCpl Wilson
Lance Corporal WILSON - CORNET
Lance Corporal (LCpl) Wilson started playing Cornet at the age of eight in the Forest of Dean and grew up playing in local brass bands and youth groups, including the National Children’s and Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain, and the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain where she was Principal Trumpet.
At the age of 16 she was awarded a music scholarship to study at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, where she took up playing the trumpet and was taught by Paul Denegri, Simon Jones, Ross Brown (Natural Trumpet) and Nick Malcolm (Jazz).
LCpl Wilson joined the Honourable Artillery Company Reserve Band in 2015 whilst undertaking her degree at the Royal College of Music. She won the RCM concerto competition and graduated in 2017 with a First- class Honours degree in Trumpet performance, having been taught by Alastair Mackie, Jason Evans and Alan Thomas.
In April 2020, Emily transferred into the Regular Army and became the Principal Cornet player of British Army Band Tidworth. In 2021, she came 2nd in the first annual Royal Corps of Army Music Regional Bands Solo Competition playing Cleopatra by Damare. Most recently, LCpl Wilson has passed her Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music exam.
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.