A DARLINGTON-BASED Army reserve band is looking for new members.

The Royal Signals (Northern) Band offers a part-time paid career in military music for men and women aged 18 to 43.

The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings and occasional weekends at the Army Reserve Centre, in Neasham Road.

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It is made up of musicians from the civilian community whose full-time employment ranges from teachers, graphic designers and Computer Analysts to name but a few.

All the band members work their Reserve service around their civilian careers and attend as and when they are free.

The band welcomes brass and woodwind players and percussionists who have achieved a minimum Grade 6 ABRSM level or who show equivalent potential.

A spokesman for the band said: “We are aware that musicians in the North-East may be looking for new musical avenues and joining The Royal Signals (Northern) Band is a perfect way of continuing their musical skills and more importantly in these financially-testing times, being paid to do so.

“Travel expenses are also included up to a 100-mile round trip.

“There are also huge pay incentives available for all recruits at present.”

Potential recruits are welcome to attend a band rehearsal evening, email 32sr-50-band-nrps@mod.uk or call Dave Crowther on 01325-371732.