Being a military musician has always been the number 1 job on my list. But in today's society where going to university is the norm makes me question two things
1.is it a good career choice to last a life time of employment.
2.can and where would you move to after doing your service.
3.is the salary enough to comfortably live off.
I'd love to hear anyone's opinions
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- Thread Starter
- 10-04-2013 17:55
- 10-04-2013 18:03
I always wanted to do the same sadly i'm not a good enough musician.
I think it's a good job for a musician as most musicians aren't sure where the next pay check is coming from however, you'll get a pay check every month.
They pay for your training- that means you don't clock up 27 grand student tuition loan.
I think the Army still has that 'university social atmosphere', what i'm guessing you'll still go out on nights out, have a common room while training and make friends for life. My friend is in the army and he's always partying, playing football and taking pictures of him and his squad in fancy dress
3. is the salary enough to comfortably live off.
Well, that's personal opinion, it's about the same as any other musician/music teacher. You'll also get to travel with the army to many countries that you might not of visited other wise.
Maybe you should pop down to your local army careers office
- CV Helper
- 11-04-2013 08:13
Have a look at the RN, Army & RAF websites. All still have bands and information is on there as to locations, salary etc. There are a lot less bandsmen than there were and I would expect less in the future. Nothing is a job for life any more either. They are all excellent musicians, Grade 8+ and a few with music degrees (that I've met) and not very many are recruited any more.