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Some of your duties as a Bandsperson may include:

  • An instrumentalist performs all applicable styles of music
  • Expected styles include, but are not limited to, the following: marching band, ceremonial band, concert band,
    “classical”, jazz, ethnic, and “popular” music compositions
  • Perform on a musical instrument in a variety of ensembles, ranging from solo performance to concert band
  • Tune an instrument to a given pitch
  • Transpose moderately easy music
  • Discriminates and matches pitch
  • Perform operator maintenance on a musical instrument

In order to qualify for a position with the Army Band, you must pass one or more auditions. You must be a fairly
accomplished musician and have good music sight-reading ability.

Job training for a Bands person requires nine weeks of Basic Training, during which you’ll learn basic Soldiering
skills, and up to 23 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 of the training includes:

  • Private instrumental instruction
  • Music theory
  • Sight singing and ear training
  • Group instrumental techniques
  • Percussion techniques

Advanced Responsibilities
A senior instrumentalist provides technical guidance and supervision to junior grade personnel. As a senior
instrumentalist, you may be involved in:

  • Perform duties in unit administration, training, supply and/or operations as required

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The skills and playing experience you’ll gain as an Army Bandsperson will prepare you for a future with professional
orchestras, bands and choral groups. You might also work in nightclubs, concert halls, theaters and recording

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