US Army Band / Musician
Music plays an important role in the Army. Members of Army Bands are involved in the vibrant tradition of performing at Army ceremonies, parades, concerts, festivals, dances and many other events. Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music.
The Army Bandsperson specializes in one (or more) of the following instruments:
Job training for a Bandsperson consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, during which you'll learn basic Soldiering skills. You'll also need up to 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, VA. Training length can vary depending on your level of instrumental proficiency.
Some training includes:
Some of your duties as an Army Bandsperson may include:
The training and salary you get are only some of the ways the Army strengthens you for tomorrow. The Army Band also offers a variety of comprehensive benefits that include the following:
You may also be eligible for:
The Army Band Program is open to talented musicians, male or female, who are qualified to enlist in the Army and can pass a prearranged audition with an instrument of their choice. But more importantly, the program is for anyone who has a passion for his/her instrument and a love for playing and performing music. Below are a few additional requirements:
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