British Army Music Summer Academy 2022
The British Army Music Summer Academy is a four-day wind band experience, showcasing what it’s like being a professional musician in the British Army.
It is a residential course at St. Omer Barracks, Aldershot, with free accommodation and free food that aims to musically inspire the next generation of musicians, whilst creating and performing great music. Those attending will get the chance to rehearse and perform alongside the Band of the Scots Guards culminating in an end of academy concert.
If you are aged between 15 and 34 and play a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument then get in touch!
MONDAY 1 AUGUST
- The first official day of Summer Academy 2022
- The first music rehearsals of the Academy where you will play alongside musicians from the Band of the Scots Guards
- You will experience a large range of wind band repertoire and learn what it takes to be a professional Army musician
TUESDAY 2 AUGUST
- Learn what teamwork really is as you work together to problem solve and overcome obstacles in a number of fun and engaging challenges
- Come together again for rehearsals towards the Summer Academy concert, followed by an insight into the audition process and how to start a career as a professional musician within British Army Music
WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST
- Get the chance to experience Changing of the Guard from inside Wellington Barracks, as the Band of the Irish Guards and the Band of the Coldstream Guards make their way to Buckingham Palace
- From behind the scenes, see the world-famous bearskin caps and scarlet tunics up close as the bands prepare prior to marching out in front of the public
- Following Changing of the Guard, it'll be your turn. Experience marching with the Band of the Scots Guards and learn to coordinate marching and performing at the same time
THURSDAY 4 AUGUST
- Rehearse at Norden Farm Centre for Arts, Maidenhead, in preparation for the Summer Academy concert 2022
- Experience what is like to perform alongside a professional Army band in front of an audience
Invite your friends and family to see you on stage