As an RAF Musician you will enjoy performing at the UK’s top venues and major State Ceremonial occasions as well as having many opportunities for international travel.
WHY JOIN THE RAF RESERVES
The skills you acquire as a Reserve won’t just prepare you for the RAF, they will enhance your work and civilian life.
THE ROLE OF A MUSICIAN
As a musician in the Royal Air Force, you’ll be joining an organisation with musicians who have a worldwide reputation as being second to none. You will often be called upon to perform for royalty and politicians at State occasions while also providing music support for the RAF, Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Such events include Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to concert performances in some of the most prestigious concert halls throughout the world. All RAF Bands are capable of performing many genres of music and our musicians are expected to perform Symphonic Wind Band repertoire, Big Band, Jazz, and Chamber music as well as performing on parade.
Your training will start with a Basic Recruit Training Course consisting of 4 weekends at your chosen RAF Reserves Squadron, followed by a 15-day residential training course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. This training course will prepare you for service life in one of the most respected military forces in the world; it is also designed to help you tune into the military environment and way of life. As well as military training, you will learn about the core values, code of conduct and history of the RAF, as well as its unique lifestyle.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Musicians who complete the rank related Performance Exams, have the opportunity to gain the following diplomas in music performance: Dip ABRSM, LLCM and LTCL.
Depends on role, rank and experience.
RAuxAF Band, RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire.
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