Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh, South Wales - Vacancies

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  1. RWRBand

    RWRBand New Member

    Edit: see recent posts for current vacancies

    The Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh is currently recruiting any brass or percussion players of at least Grade 5, and aged 17 upwards.

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    This distinguished band is perhaps most recognised in Wales, as well as the rest of the UK, as being the band that play the National Anthems at the Millennium Stadium for Wales Rugby internationals. The Band play at many events in many world-renowned locations, such as the Royal Variety Performance in the Wales Millennium Centre in 2005, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, and at many Royal and charitable events. The Band have toured France, Belgium, Germany, Canada, and in 2007 will be conducting a 2 week tour of Australia, including a concert in the magnificent Sydney Opera House. All tours are no longer than 2 weeks in duration, and not only are all expenses paid, but band members are paid for every day they are on tour.

    We are a Territorial Army band and are looking for both male and female brass players or percussionists, within the South Wales area. All rehearsals and band engagements are paid, including travel expenses. We are well aware that many quality musicians see the Band at the Stadium and assume that it is a regular army band. The aim of this recruitment campaign is to make people aware that all the musicians in the band are semi professional, and have civilian jobs. We also have full time students who, as you can imagine, find the extra income extremely helpful and keep them from needing to work late and long hours in pubs, clubs and restaurants. We rehearse once a week on a Tuesday evening at Raglan Barracks, Newport.

    If you wish to be considered for joining during this rare recruiting window, please get in contact with us on mail@royalwelshband.com or by emailing AndyFarquharson@hotmail.com

    For more information on the Band, please visit our website where you can also download our recruiting leaflet and poster:

    www.royalwelshband.com
     
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  3. super_sop

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    Wow, a really great thing to do , if a) you love playing , b) you fancy traveliing, playing and getting paid at the same time!
    I had 9 fantatsic years playing for a TA band in shropshire. I travelled all over europe and the UK playing.
    It's a fantastic opertunity. I can recomend it to anybody who may be interested.

    give it a go folks:tup
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2006
  4. AlanD

    AlanD Member

    Wished I lived in south wales sounds like a great oppertunity!
     
  5. RWRBand

    RWRBand New Member

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    Just for the information of anyone else reading this thread, we are not limiting our recruitment to South Wales. We actually have people in the Band travelling from as far away as Gloucester, so there is no real limit - although this is possibly far enough for most people to travel as we do a few midweek jobs (including Fridays), and if someone has to travel hours to get to rehearsals or venues, then it is obviously going to take a great deal of your personal time. In the case of tullisboy2004, Scotland would be a little too far I think!

    We have a demanding enough schedule as it is without people having to travel great distances every time to play!

    Andy
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    Andrew Farquharson
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    Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh
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  6. SuperHorn

    SuperHorn Member

    Have you got to be fit???

    Can fat people join??
     
  7. RWRBand

    RWRBand New Member

    Depends what you class as 'fat'! You have to be able to march and play (obviously!), so a certain amount of stamina is required.
     
  8. SuperHorn

    SuperHorn Member

    I THOUGHT THERE WAS A WEIGHT RESTRICTION.
     
  9. RWRBand

    RWRBand New Member

    There's no 'weight restriction', however obviously a general healthy state is required to be able to march and play at the same time, sometimes with more than one performance in a day.
     
  10. RWRBand

    RWRBand New Member

    Just to let anyone who may be interested know, we now have our recruitment posters and leaflets to download on our website - www.royalwelshband.com

    Both the leaflet and poster are bilingual, and are in both Welsh and English.

    To download the leaflet, click here (.pdf 380KB)

    To download the poster, click here (.pdf 352KB)

    If you have any questions about the Band, please either post them in this thread, or email us on mail@royalwelshband.com
     
  11. RWRBand

    RWRBand New Member

    Is this the best-kept secret in South Wales?

    Is this the best-kept secret in South Wales?


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    As 74,000 people pack the Millennium Stadium to sing their beloved anthems, you would be forgiven if you thought that the accompaniment to the massed public choir was a full time regular military band in the esteemed British Army.

    It is in fact the Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh, who are in fact neither a regular army band nor a Military Band. The Band boasts the unique status of being the only all-brass band in the whole of the British Army. Band members are part time musicians and are either in full time education or have full time civilian occupations.

    The Band is Wales’ very own Territorial Army Band, and has performed at many events and venues ranging from the 2005 Royal Variety Performance at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff, to a birthday party at Stringfellows!!.

    All Band members are semi professional musicians and rates of pay start at just over £30 per engagement, rising up to over £100 with experience. The rate of pay for rehearsals is ¼ rate of pay with additional travel expenses for all rehearsals and engagements. If that doesn’t wet your appetite, there is also a yearly tax-free bonus of up to £1,380 depending on length of service

    As Part of the yearly calendar, the Band embarks on a two-week tour. In the past, they have toured France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Canada, and some members have even represented the Band as far a field as Japan and Hong Kong. When the Band tours, whether it be in the British Isles or abroad, all travel expenses (including flights), accommodation and meals are paid for by the Band, and if that wasn’t enough, members are paid their daily rate of pay whether they are playing that day or taking a recreational day. In 2007 the Band will be conducting a two week tour of Victoria and New South Wales, Australia which will include a concert in the famous Sydney Opera House.

    Recreational sports including golf, skiing, jet boats and climbing are actively encouraged and even subsidised by the Band. For instance, all band members are afforded the opportunity to participate in an annual skiing trip which provides them with instruction, equipment, insurance, accommodation, flight costs and meals. This year's trip was held in Andorra.

    Aimee Baldwin and Jess Bowman have been in the band for two years and said - “We both agree that joining this band is the best thing that we have done. In the two years that we have been in the band, we have played in Toronto, Niagra Falls, Jersey, The Millennium Stadium, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and played on numerous occasions for Her Majesty the Queen, and being skiing twice”.

    This is an interesting time for the Band, as they are about to open a rare recruitment window. The emphasis of this recruitment drive will be to make quality musicians in Wales aware that the Band is a Territorial Army organisation, and not a Regular Army band. The Band rehearses in Newport, Gwent and is looking to increase their numbers by approximately 10. Successful applicants will go through a selection process which may include an audition.

    Sgt. Jeff Evans, who has been in the band over 20 years said -“I believe that this band is one of the best kept secrets in South Wales because people rarely leave this band. However, the band currently has greater capacity to grow and as a result, there is an opportunity for talented musicians in the South Wales area to join this prestigious band”.

    The Band is currently recruiting brass and percussion players, both male and female, of at least Grade 5 equivalent standard from the age of 17½ upwards. If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested in applying for a position in this prestigious band, phone 07813 987837 for more information or visit it’s website at www.royalwelshband.com.
     
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    Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh, South Wales, Solo Tenor Horn & B Flat Bass

    Part Time Semi-Professional Musicians Required

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    The Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh based in Newport, South Wales, is currently looking for both a Solo Tenor Horn and B Flat Bass (although all other enquiries welcome)to join this distinguished band, with generous rates of pay including expenses and bonuses

    The Band is perhaps most recognised in Wales, as well as the rest of the UK, as being the band that play the National Anthems at the Millennium Stadium for Wales Rugby internationals. The Band play at many events in many world-renowned locations, such as the Royal Variety Performance in the Wales Millennium Centre in 2005, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, and at many Royal and charitable events. The Band have toured France, Belgium, Germany, Canada, and in 2007 will be conducting a 2 week tour of Australia, including a concert in the magnificent Sydney Opera House. All tours are no longer than 2 weeks in duration, and not only are all expenses paid, but band members are paid for every day they are on tour.

    We are a Territorial Army band and are looking for both male and female brass players within the South Wales area. All rehearsals and band engagements are paid, including travel expenses. We are well aware that many quality musicians see the Band at the Stadium and assume that it is a regular army band, and therefore are aiming to make people aware that all the musicians in the band are semi professional, and have civilian jobs. We also have full time students who, as you can imagine, find the extra income extremely helpful and keep them from needing to work late and long hours in pubs, clubs and restaurants. We rehearse once a week on a Tuesday evening at Raglan Barracks, Newport.

    If you wish to be considered for joining during this rare recruiting window, please get in contact with us on mail@royalwelshband.com, or by phoning Ian Richards on 07813 987837 for more details.

    For more information on the Band, please visit our website where you can also download our bilingual recruiting leaflet and poster:

    www.royalwelshband.com
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2006
  14. RWRBand

    RWRBand New Member

    Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh, South Wales, Percussion/Euphonium/Tenor Horn

    Part Time Semi-Professional Musicians Required​


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    The Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh based in Newport, South Wales, is currently looking for Percussion, Euphonium, and Tenor Horn players (although all other enquiries welcome) to join this distinguished band, with generous rates of pay including expenses and bonuses

    The Band is perhaps most recognised in Wales, as well as the rest of the UK, as being the band that play the National Anthems at the Millennium Stadium for Wales Rugby internationals. The Band play at many events in many world-renowned locations, such as the Royal Variety Performance in the Wales Millennium Centre in 2005, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, and at many Royal and charitable events. The Band have toured France, Belgium, Germany, Canada, and later this year will be conducting a 2 week tour of Australia, including a concert in the magnificent Sydney Opera House. All tours are no longer than 2 weeks in duration, and not only are all expenses paid, but band members are paid for every day they are on tour.

    We are a Territorial Army band and are looking for both male and female brass players within the South Wales area. All rehearsals and band engagements are paid, including travel expenses. We are well aware that many quality musicians see the Band at the Stadium and assume that it is a regular army band, and therefore are aiming to make people aware that all the musicians in the band are semi professional, and have civilian jobs. We also have full time students who, as you can imagine, find the extra income extremely helpful and keep them from needing to work late and long hours in pubs, clubs and restaurants. We rehearse once a week on a Tuesday evening at Raglan Barracks, Newport.

    If you wish to be considered for joining during this rare recruiting window, please get in contact with us on mail@royalwelshband.com, or by phoning Ian Richards on 07813 987837 for more details.

    For more information on the Band, please visit our website where you can also download our bilingual recruiting leaflet and poster:

    www.royalwelshband.com
     
  15. RWRBand

    RWRBand New Member

    Sorry - I should point out that the Australia tour is in fact 17 days long, with the travel out and back.

    Edit: Threads merged as per tMP Recruitment guidelines, PB, Mod
     
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