Discussion in 'Royal Marines Band' started by Logi, Jan 8, 2016.
geriatric ...all the flippin time..more like..!!
Thank you @Ninja_Stoker I figured that was the case, I was a grade 4 before I was quite good and was about to start grade 5 I was going to carry on after school but didnt so with a few lessons and a bit of time don't see a problem with that ots just everything else to work out haha, wish I'd seen it when I left school now! I'm 25 and time fly's!
The Army Reserve have reserve bands if thats any help!!
Ooooo do they? That could be interesting
I like the navy though oh man got a lot to think about haha
Admit it. It's the uniform!
Haha the uniform is pretty sharp I must admit @Caversham it's just ots the army not the navy if you know what I mean *text deleted*
Hi, I spent a few years in the band service... as a thought:
You and your OH in the Corps would be very difficult with child care unless you had a 24/7 nanny. The Band Service working pattern is not fixed, last minute gigs, stand ins for sickness, quick drafts to cover, working patterns that are odd (working many weekends until the small hours). You want transferable skills and to do some military music, you OH is serving in the areas that have RN establishments with Volunteer Bands and they are free. You gig when it suits you, free instrument, free uniform, RM Band Service Instructor to help you. Volunteer bands are at Neptune, Heron, Seahawk, Drake, Nelson, Collingwood, Sultan, Northwood and probably a couple more that I have forgotten. You could teach (or any other occupation) AND do military music without the contractual constraints of military service.
Depends where you guys are living (apologies if you've already stated) but there's a TA Med Squadron at the Rifles barracks in Exeter.. My wife is a nurse and was looking at that as something to do in her spare time.
Reserve units dotted allll over that do medical jobs. Not just through the Navy but tri-service. A 'career' in the reserves is achievable given how flexible they are nowadays
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