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Clarinet, US Army Concert Band

The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own"

Materials Due By:

September 16, 2024

Clarinet, US Army Concert Band

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army’s premier musical organization, announces a vacancy for CLARINET in The U.S. Army Concert Band.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, The U.S. Army Concert Band has performed in concert venues such as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Hollywood Bowl. Throughout the year the ensemble participates in ongoing educational outreach and often appears at national and international music events, including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the National Association for Music Education, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the American Bandmasters Association.

During the summer months, the Concert Band performs outdoor concerts on the West Steps of the U.S. Capitol and at venues throughout the Washington, DC area. Regular concerts are also performed throughout the year at The United States Army Band’s home, Brucker Hall, located on historic Fort Myer, in Arlington, Virginia. In support of international diplomacy efforts, the Concert Band has performed joint concerts with the Soviet Army, the Russian Navy, and the Ukrainian Navy bands, and has appeared in military tattoos in Scotland, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Australia, and Japan. The Concert Band’s 2011 and 2012 goodwill exchange concert tours with the Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army of China, entitled Friendship and Cooperation Through Music, is indicative of the importance these musical ambassadors play in matters of international diplomacy and strategic outreach.

Audition Information
• All candidates have the choice of playing a live or recorded preliminary audition.

• Candidates that do not advance from a recording may still attend the live preliminary audition on December 9th.

• For civilian candidates that advance from a recording (into the semi-finals), the U.S. Army will cover travel expenses (pending enlistment qualification and funding approval).

Deadline to Submit Recorded Preliminary Audition September 16th, 2024

Deadline to Apply for Live Preliminary Audition November 25th, 2024

All applicants must meet basic enlistment standards for The US Army including:

Age 17-34 at the time of the audition
Currently hold U.S. Citizenship
Meet height/weight standards
Meet medical, moral and physical requirements. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, recent surgeries, or criminal history, please consult with your local Army Recruiter prior to applying to confirm enlistment eligibility.
Must be eligible for secret security clearance

To Apply For The Vacancy Please Submit The Following:
One Page Resume (PDF only), including your current email, home address, phone number, and birthdate.
Current military applicants must also include their Enlisted Records Brief or equivalent, Commander's Letter of Intent to Release, and last two NCOERs if applicable.
Please email application materials to Sergeant First Class Christopher Buckley.

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