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Employment Opportunities with The U.S. Army Field Band

The U.S. Army Field Band Concert Band announces the following vacancy:

BASSOON

Resume/CD deadline: Received by August 1, 2014
Audition date: September 26, 2014

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The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus
 
THE CONCERT BAND of THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND
is the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band's four performing components. Founded in 1946, this elite 60-member instrumental ensemble has performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling in the hundreds of millions.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Professional performance level
Proficiency in various musical styles, both classical and commercial
Strong sight-reading skills
Baccalaureate degree or higher preferred
Ability to meet Army height/weight standards
Civilian applicants must be 17-34 years of age
U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
 
SALARY:
$56,735–$61,228 (Army rank of Staff Sergeant)
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Perform in the Concert Band of The United States Army Field Band
Perform in an official woodwind quintet
Tour approximately 100 days per year in the U.S. and abroad
Work with Educational Outreach Program in schools across the nation
Position requires a minimum 4-year enlistment--the candidate will be informed of acceptance prior to enlistment
Other duties as required in service to the organization
 
BENEFITS:
30 days paid vacation annually
Medical and Dental care, plus medical care for immediate family members
Post Exchange and Commissary privileges
Educational benefits such as the Montgomery G.I. Bill and tuition assistance
 
AUDITION PROCESS:
Please submit a recent resume and preliminary CD by the date above (MUST BE RECEIVED BY THIS DATE).

The recording should contain Mozart's Bassoon Concerto (1st Mov. Exposition-accompaniment optional) and solos, etudes, and/or excerpts of various styles that demonstrate the depth and breadth of your playing ability, with an emphasis on classical music.

Applicants selected from screening of recordings will be invited for a personal interview and audition. Travel expenses will be paid by the United States Army. Military personnel must be eligible for permanent change of station and must submit an Intent to Release memorandum from their unit Commander..
 
Due to recent enlistment policy restrictions, prior service personnel are advised to consult with their local Army recruiter concerning eligibility.

CONTACT:
Attn: Auditions
The U.S. Army Field Band
4214 Field Band Drive STE 5330
Fort Meade, MD 20755-7055
Phone: (301) 677-2455 or 6231

FieldBand.Auditions@us.army.mil

The United States Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer