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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:

PERCUSSION

Resume/CD deadline: Received by November 4, 2013
Audition date: January 22, 2014

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The U.S. Army Field Band Percussion Section
 
THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND
is the Department of the Army's official touring concert band. In its over 60-year history, the Field Band has performed public concerts in all 50 states and 25 foreign countries for audiences totaling more than 103 million people.
 
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
Tour approximately 100 days per year in the U.S. and abroad
Work with Educational Outreach Program in schools across the nation
There are opportunities to perform in small chamber music ensembles
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 include the following:

  1. 4 Mallet Marimba Solo of your choice
  2. Log Cabin Blues, Green (Complete solo, no repeats)
  3. Snare Drum Solo of your choice from Douze Études by Jacques Delécluse
  4. Rudimental Snare Drum Solo of your choice (traditional grip)
  5. Colas Bruegnon Overture - Xylophone (Reh. 9 to 12, 1 before Reh. 36 to 37)
  6. Schuman Symphony No. 3 - Xylophone (230 - 244)
  7. The Sorceror's Apprentice - Glockenspiel (Reh. 17 to 20, Reh. 22 - 24)
  8. Lieutenant Kije Mvt. 1 - Snare Drum (Reh. 1 to 2, Reh. 13 to the end)
  9. Drum Set Styles - Please provide 30-60 seconds of the following styles:
    1. Rock/Funk
    2. Swing
    3. Latin/Afro Cuban
Download excerpts here.

Please specify the titles of the solos on your CD cover and assemble recording in the order listed above. No electronic submissions are accepted; physical media only. Audio CD, playable on a normal CD player, is the preferred method..


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