In 2005 she joined the Army gaining prizes at Phase 1 and 2 Training before being posted to the Royal Artillery Band. During her time there she performed numerous solos with the band and gained her Masters in Music Performance.
In 2010 she was selected for the Bandmasters' Course at Kneller Hall, successfully commissioning from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2011 as the first Direct Entry Officer in CAMUS. She deployed on Op HERRICK 17 and EX LONG LOOK and previously held the post of Assistant Director of Music at the Band and Bugles of the Rifles and Platoon Commander at ATC Pirbright. Captain Petritz-
SSgt (BM) Spencer is a post-
As a former member of The Band of the Irish Guards, SSgt Spencer enjoyed a busy musical schedule with them, both in the UK and abroad, completing tours of the USA, Canada and Germany. SSgt Spencer was a featured soloist at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, 2013, performing War Horse. He was also regularly featured as a soloist on public duties and numerous public engagements.
Having left the band in April 2014, SSgt Spencer was selected for and undertook the Musical Direction Course at RMSM Kneller Hall; on successful completion he was appointed Bandmaster of The Band of the Royal Logistic Corps.
Since his arrival to the Band, in August 2015, he has directed military parades, dinner nights and concerts to name a few. He was fortunate enough to participate in the Royal Bermuda Tattoo. SSgt Spencer is looking forward to the year ahead, which will see the Band take part in other overseas engagements, public duties and further concerts.