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Instrumentalists Wanted for Defence Forces School of Music

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Instrumentalists Wanted for Defence Forces School of Music


Monday, April 20, 2015 




Instrumentalists Wanted for Defence Forces School of Music

The Defence Forces School of Music is currently recruiting instrumentalists for vacancies in the three Defence Forces military bands.

Applications are invited from musicians who currently have a minimum playing standard of Grade 7 and who are interested in the challenging and varied musical life that a career in the Defence Forces School of Music offers.

Applicants must be not less than 18 years of age and under 28 years of age on 22/04/2015.

Military instrumentalists are full-time musicians whose primary role is to service the musical requirements of state and military ceremonial. Defence Forces military bands also perform an immensely varied repertoire of concert and ceremonial music at concerts and community events throughout Ireland and abroad.

Applications are accepted until Wednesday the 22nd of April

Click here for full details and to make your online application

"My name is Bandswoman Avril Burbridge and I play French Horn in the Army No.1 Band. A graduate of NUI Maynooth, I joined the Defence Forces School of Music in December 2012 as a cornet player and after initial training was posted to Band 2 Brigade in Custume Bks, Athlone. I was subsequently offered the opportunity to convert to French Horn and after 6 months training in the Defence Forces School of Music with Ian Dakin of the National Symphony Orchestra I became a member of the Army No.1 Band. I continue to have lessons and, since my posting have played at a wide range of engagements from State Ceremonial at Áras an Uachtarán, concerts in the National Concert Hall, military engagements and schools concerts. I would recommend the Defence Forces School of Music to any musician looking for a career as a professional musician."

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