Band of the Yorkshire Regiment is an Army Reserve military wind band based in Huddersfield. We currently have a band of 33 personnel but we still have vacancies for a range of instruments.
Although part of the Army Reserves, we are employed as musicians. This is a part time opportunity; rehearsals and most engagements are outside of “normal” working hours. At the moment, the Army are offering a number of very good recruiting incentives. Once the recruiting process is complete and you have been attested then you receive a £300 signing on bonus. After successful completion of the week-long (or 4 alternate weekends) phase 1 (military) training you are entitled to a further £1000 (taxable) and following phase 2 (musical) training a further £1000 taxable bonus. Pay is in addition to these bonuses.
The engagements we take part in are varied; concerts, parades, marching displays, church services and dinner nights are common occurrences. The commitment to qualify for a tax free bounty is a minimum of 27 days including a 15 day camp during the year. Our camps in the past have taken us to; Germany, Northern Ireland, Glorious Goodwood, Scotland and The Falkland Islands. This year, we are planning to go to The Netherlands and Germany. All of this is paid for and you get paid to go.
To be eligible to join the Army Reserve as a musician, you must meet the following conditions:
- Grade 8+ on your primary instrument.
- Aged 18-49
- Have British Nationality and Citizenship or be a commonwealth citizen with indefinite leave to remain.
- Be medically and physically fit to be able to pass a medical
To download the flyer please click here.
Before you consider applying for the Army Reserves, you are more than welcome to attend a rehearsal with the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment. We rehearse at the address below, on Wednesday evening 1930-2130.
Should you arrive and the gate be shut, feel free to message me or ring me on a number below and someone can come and let you in.
LCPL L HAWKSFORD | Band Recruiter | The Band of the Yorkshire Regiment | Army Reserve Centre | St Paul’s Street | HUDDERSFIELD | HD1 3DR | Mil Tel No. 94771 8762 | Civ Tel No. 01484 425492 | Fax No.01904 668761 | Mob No.07815167354