Join the Band

Soldier musicians maintain a unique function within the New Zealand Army.

Applicants are required to undertake an audition and display professional level musical expertise.

Successful applicants enlist directly into the New Zealand Army Band without undertaking the standard Basic Military Training Course however recruits are required to pass military training modules as part of their career.

Applications can be made to:

Recruiting NCO
NZ Army Band
Powles Road
Burnham Military Camp
Burnham 7600

Include your Curriculum Vitae with the following details:

  • Contact Details
  • Personal History
  • Musical Qualifications
  • Musical History
  • References
  • The instrument(s) you wish to use for your audition
  • Any other information you think would be useful.

Online applications:

Alternatively use the online Contact Form to send an inquiry or if you are interested to join the band.

Note: An audition process must be completed prior to seeking enlistment into the New Zealand Army. The NZ Army Band Recruiting Officer is the first point of contact for all prospective recruits into the band.

This page was last amended on 29 June 2018