How to become a military musician

The reality of musicians is painted as a path of suffering and a little perspective. The musicians and their own families have a troubling vision of what it’s like to live from music.

You probably hear things like “It’s impossible to live on music,” “It’s easier to become a sports player,” and “a musician goes hungry.

Chatting With a Brazilian Band Militar Member

We chatted with Antenor Noé de Souza, the Regent of the 11th Band Battalion of the Brazilian Army’s Mountain Infantry, São João del-Rei, in order to have a different view on other types of brands across the globe.

He has been in the army for 30 years and has served in several units, including Caçapava (SP), Uberlândia (MG), São Gabriel da Cachoeira – Brazil’s border with Venezuela and Colombia, Foz do Iguaçu (PR), Blumenau (SC), Campinas (SP) and Três Corações (MG).

He has been the band’s conductor officer since January 2009.