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Tuba, The US Army Concert Band

The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own"

Materials Due By:

July 1, 2024

Tuba, The US Army Concert Band

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army’s premier musical organization, announces a vacancy for TUBA with The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band.

Providing a musical backdrop for many of the nation’s most notable events, The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band has a worldwide reputation for extraordinary musicianship. The musicians in this elite ensemble have been trained at some of the most prestigious conservatories and universities in the country. The Ceremonial Band is comprised of 72 musicians whose principal function is the performance of funerals in Arlington National Cemetery and various other high-visibility ceremonial events in the National Capital region.

Ceremonial duties are primarily performed outdoors in ceremonial marching formations. The typical work schedule varies from day to day, but mainly consists of daytime work hours with an occasional night or weekend. There is some travel but it averages less than three weeks a year. Performances, in addition to those in Arlington National Cemetery, include White House and Pentagon arrival ceremonies, wreath laying ceremonies given in honor of visiting Heads of State and other dignitaries, and monthly military retirement ceremonies.

Ceremonial musicians substitute within other elements of The U.S. Army Band and have regular opportunities to perform on concerts, recitals, and as soloists.

Audition Information
Auditions will be held at Brucker Hall, home of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” at 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211-1306.

• 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 August 26th, 2024.

• 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).

• The semi-final round will take place on August 26th, 2024. The final round will take place on August 27th, 2024.

Deadline to Submit Recorded Preliminary Audition July 1st, 2024

Deadline to Apply for Live Preliminary Audition August 12th, 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

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