A musician in the Army is a soldier who performs as a professional musician in an Army Band. Within an Army Band you have the opportunity to work in ensembles such as Concert Band, Marching Band, Big Band, Rock Band, Quintets and Jazz Ensemble. These groups perform music that covers the full spectrum of musical genres from Classical to Jazz, Popular and Contemporary.
Army Bands perform at Defence and Government ceremonial occasions, entertain soldiers both here in Australia and deployed overseas, and are a key component of the Army's public relations program by supporting community events, educational programs and charity organisations.
In the Australian Army Band (AAB) there are opportunities for full-time musicians in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Townsville and Wagga Wagga. Part-time opportunities are avaiable in all the above locations, as well as Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and Darwin.
The Army Band enlists musicians who are proficient on the following instruments:
• French Horn
• Percussion (tuned and un-tuned)
• Drum Kit
• Bass Guitar
• Vocals (male and female)
Please contact Australian Army Band Headquarters on 02 6265 2928 or AABand.Recruiting@defence.gov.au for information on current full time and part time vacancies.