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Vacancy - Clarinet - The U.S. Army Concert Band


CLARINET, The U.S. Army Concert Band

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2017
AUDITION DATE: February 12, 2018

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.

Military benefits include medical and dental care; 30-days paid vacation each year; permanent assignment to Fort Myer, and educational benefits such as military Tuition Assistance and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

All applicants must have U.S. citizenship due to a security clearance requirement. All invited applicants will be given instructions to coordinate pre-screening with their regional Military Entrance Processing Station to ensure they meet entrance requirements for enlistment in The U.S. Army prior to attending the live audition. Individuals who are offered the position following the live audition must enlist and begin Basic Combat Training prior to their 35th birthday.

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.

Travel expenses for civilians will be paid for by The U.S. Army pending enlistment qualification and funding approval. Military personnel should refer to their respective units to request travel funding. The audition will include the performance of prepared excerpts and sight-reading.

TO APPLY FOR THE VACANCY PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • Resume
  • Full-length photograph
  • Military applicants must also include their Enlisted Records Brief, or equivalent, a Commander’s letter of intent, and last 2 NCOERs if applicable
  • A high quality recent recording containing the following excerpts:
  • Mozart - Concerto, Movement I, measures 57 to 98
  • Brahms - Symphony No. 3, Movement II, measures 1 to 13
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, Movement II, measures 68 to 77
  • Mendelssohn - Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, beginning to measure 48
  • Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy, Movement 4 “The Brisk Young Sailor”, beginning to measure 25
  • Andrea Makris/arr. Bader - Aegean Festival Overture, cadenza
  • Frank Ticheli - Blue Shades, measures 322 to 376

Download application music here.

PREFERRED APPLICATION FILE FORMATS:

  • PDF files for all documents including photos
  • audio files should be recorded at a high sampling rate and saved in a format with minimal compression to better enhance sound quality
  • if possible upload high quality audio files to a folder on Google Drive or Dropbox and share the link in your application email
  • save each excerpt as a separate file unless specified otherwise in the vacancy posting
  • ideally email all photos and documents as attachments in PDF format and then include the shared folder link to the audio files
  • no ZIP files

Recent enlistment policy has heavily restricted prior service personnel from re-entering the Army. Prior service personnel are advised to consult with their local Army recruiter about these policies before making travel arrangements.

All application materials must be submitted by November 15, 2017 electronically to the Assistant Auditions Coordinator, Staff Sergeant Adrienne Hodges or to the address below:

Commander
The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
Attn: Audition-CONCERT CLARINET
400 McNair Road
Ft. Myer, VA 22211-1306

REPERTOIRE

An audition repertoire packet will be sent to those selected and invited to a live audition.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Applicants with questions or concerns regarding the CLARINET vacancy may contact: Staff Sergeant Adrienne Hodges or (703) 696-0206.