Careers with Pershing’s Own

Please explore our current openings, and learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the hiring and audition process.

2024 Summer Regional Auditions

This summer, U.S. Army Band will be offering regional preliminary auditions for violin, trumpet, and flute/piccolo at National Orchestral Institute, Eastern Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, Aspen Music Festival and School, and New World Symphony.

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Current Openings

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The U.S. Army Band’s audition and hiring process values diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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The annual starting salary for Staff Sergeant equates to $73,000 without dependents and $78,000 with dependents


Full medical and dental coverage

Paid Leave

30 days paid vacation annually


The Blended Retirement System allows you to immediately begin contributing to a retirement account, in addition to being eligible for a pension after 20 years of active duty service.


Earn full tuition for higher education through the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Also, tuition assistance is available for continuing education.

Military Rank

Members of “Pershing’s Own” are given the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 42S (forty two sierra), “Special Band Musician”. Personnel are promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) two months after completion of Basic Combat Training.


Permanent duty assignment to Fort Myer, VA, located near the heart of Washington, DC

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  • The U.S. Army Band’s audition and hiring process values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • All applicants must currently hold U.S. Citizenship
  • Civilian applicants must be 34 years of age or younger at the time of the audition
  • All applicants must meet the standard requirements for enlistment in the United States Army