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Violin, President's Own, USMC

The President's Own: US Marine Band

Materials Due By:

September 5, 2024

Violin, President's Own, USMC

Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Nowlin, Director
Auditions for violin will be held on Monday, September 9, 2024, at the Marine Barracks Annex, 1053 7th Street, SE in Washington, DC.
A completed Applicant Fact Sheet and résumé must be submitted by Thursday, September 5. Confirmed applicants will be placed on the audition list
upon the Marine Band’s receipt of these items, and they will receive an e-mail confirmation listing a designated registration time. No specific audition
times will be assigned; musicians will be heard in the order in which they appear and register. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any
candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.
“The President’s Own,” which includes the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra, is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical
organization. Its mission is unique–to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Musicians
perform frequently at the White House in small ensembles, chamber orchestra, concert band, and as soloists. The orchestra also performs for a wide
variety of commitments to include public concerts, chamber music recitals, military ceremonies, and state functions.
Today’s Marine Band is composed of roughly 170 of the nation’s finest musicians and support staff. Those selected for the United States Marine Band
and Marine Chamber Orchestra are exempt from recruit training and are appointed to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) under a contract “for duty with
the United States Marine Band only.” The winner of the audition will receive instructions regarding enlistment procedures.

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