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Talented young musicians from across the West Midlands are invited to an open day hosted by The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals at RAF Cosford near Wolverhampton on 29 November.

The event, from 8.30am to 4.30pm, is open to musicians aged 15 to 36 of grade 5 standard and above. Masterclasses, workshops and band rehearsals led by famous faces from the brass band community will feature.

Over 100 musicians are expected to attend and places must be booked in advance on the band’s Facebook page @TheBandoftheRoyalCorpsofSignals

Major Stewart Halliday, Army Regional Director of Music and Director of Music of The Band of The King’s Division, said: “This open day is a superb opportunity for civilian brass musicians to go behind the scenes of Army brass banding. Young musicians will also be able to find out how they can get paid to play to thousands of people around the world.”

The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals is one of three brass bands within the Corps of Army Music. They will be joined at the open day by the other two bands, The Band of The Prince of Wales’s Division and The Band of the King’s Division while two members of the world famous Black Dyke Band will be taking masterclasses and full band rehearsals on the day as well as the Musical Director from Tredegar Town Band.

Major Stewart Halliday added, “Through music, Army bands play a big part in sustaining and boosting the morale of our troops as well as supporting State ceremonies in the UK and across the globe.”

Earlier this year Emma came along to one of our Open days here at RAF Cosford. After graduating from university Emma was looking for a career playing tenor horn in a full time, professional brass band.

She liked what we have on offer and decided to audition for a place in the Corps of Army Music. Not only did she pass the audition with flying colours, she has been awarded with a £10,000 golden hello upon successful completion of basic training and phase 2 training at The Royal Military School of Music! Well done Emma!

For more details head over to The Band of The Royal Corps of Signals for more details and to sign up.

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