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Bugle - Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

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May 21, 2024

Bugle - Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

The United States Army
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
Bugle Vacancy Information
The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps announces a Bugle Musician vacancy. The position requires the exclusive use of a two-valve B-flat bugle. In
addition to performing with the Corps, buglers provide support for military funerals.
The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is a premier military music ensemble com- prised of 70 musicians whose main duty is the ceremonial support of military func- tions within the National Capital Region. Ceremonial duties are largely conducted
outdoors and involve prolonged periods of standing and marching. The Corps' work
schedule varies and involves daytime work hours with intermittent night, weekend,
and travel commitments.
Military Rank
Members of The Fife and Drum Corps are given the
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 42S, “Special Band Musician”. Personnel are promoted to the
rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) immediately after the
completion of Basic Combat Training.
The annual starting salary for Staff Sergeant equates
to $76,000 without dependents and $83,000 with
Full medical and dental coverage through Tricare.
Paid Leave
30 days paid vacation annually
The Blended Retirement System allows you to immediately begin contributing to a retirement account, in
addition to being eligible for a pension after 20 years
of active duty service.
Earn full tuition for higher education through the Post
9/11 GI Bill. Tuition Assistance is also available for
continuing education while serving.
Permanent duty assignment to JBM-HH, VA, located
near the heart of Washington, DC.
Immediate opportunity to contribute to a retirnment
account through the Blended Retirment System, in
addition to elgibility for a pension after 20 years of
active duy service.
Be eligible for military service with the United
States Army.
Have no physical hindrance to marching or movement. Marching experience is not necessary.
However, precision marching and maneuvering is a
requirement of the position and will be a
significant part of the audition process.
Be capable of performing while marching without
the aid of glasses, or be able to wear contact
Adhere to strict appearance guidelines. Specifically, no tattoos may be visible above a dress
shirt collar or beyond a suit coat cuff while in the
playing position.
Have U.S. citizenship.
Be able to obtain a security clearance.
Enlist for a minimum of 4 years, with notification of
acceptance prior to enlistment.
Civilian applicants must be between
18 and 35 years of age.
Comply with active duty Army
height and weight standards.
Successfully complete U.S.
Army MEPS prior to live

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