Military Musician and technical Support
- Musicians specialize in one (or more) of the following instruments/specialties: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute or piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, percussion, cornet or trumpet, guitar, keyboard, vocalist, and music production.
- Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music. They are primarily responsible for performing and rehearsing as a professional musician within different ensembles of an Army band.
- Perform in all musical styles on your instruments, including (but not limited to): marching band, ceremonial band, concert band, classical, jazz, ethnic and popular music compositionsPerform on a musical instrument in a variety of ensembles, ranging from solo performance to full concert band
- Tune an instrument to a given pitch
- Transpose moderately easy music
- In order to qualify for a position with the Army band, you must pass one or more auditions.
- Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
- Job training for a Musician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Va.
- Some of the training includes:
- Private instrumental instruction
- Music theory
- Sight singing and ear training
- Group instrumental techniques
- Percussion techniques
- Being an accomplished instrumentalist
- Understanding music theory and harmony
- Ability to exhibit poise when performing
- Ability to play more than one instrument