Non-Commissioned Member Musician Pipes and Drums

Non-Commissioned Member - Musician (Pipes & Drums)

Full-time, Part-time

Minimum Qualifications (non negotiable):

In order to apply for this position, you MUST meet three basic criteria:*

  • You MUST have 15 high school credits (Grade 10 in Ontario)*

  • You MUST be between 16 and 56 years old*

  • You MUST be a Canadian Citizen. Permanent Residents can not apply*

  • You will be required to join the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve to be employed in this position. This is NOT a civilian placement.

  • An audition is required for this position

Preferred but negotiable:

Job Description:

​Musicians provide musical support for all aspects of military life, including ceremonial parades, military graduations, and ship ceremonies. They provide quality music designed to support Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations, foster morale and esprit de corps, and to promote Canadian aesthetics and values, both nationally and abroad.

The primary responsibilities of Musicians are to perform for a wide array of domestic and international engagements including:

  • Government and military parades and ceremonies

  • Public concerts, shows and festivals, public events

  • Military and state dinners

  • Perform as instrumentalists and conductors in various musical:

  • Concert Bands

  • Parade Band

  • Stage Bands

  • Dance Bands

  • Pipe and Drum Bands

  • Brass Quintets

  • Woodwind Quintets

  • String Quartets

  • Jazz Combos

  • Small Chamber Groups​

We offer skills that most employers find valuable, for example:

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving

  • Leadership

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Training


There are opportunities to travel and work in many different environments.

All training is paid and when you are sent on training courses, all accommodations, and meals are covered by the employer.

As a Reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces, you do not sign a contract locking you in to a fixed period of service.

As an Army Reservist we offer: 100% medical coverage while on duty, a dental plan, and a pension plan. Pay rates are based on a daily rate with annual increases, and increases with promotions.

This is an excellent opportunity for students. We offer a full time summer employment program that will provide the successful applicant the opportunity to work on a salary basis starting 1 May to 31 Aug, or any part thereof. This is guaranteed for the first four years that you are employed with us.

How To Apply

Phone: 519-254-2535, Ext. 4512


Or contact:

Phone: 1-800-856-8488

Find a Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Centre near you.​