Current Openings

Current Openings

Listed in chronological order by Application Deadline date.

Position Group Apply by    Audition
Clarinet The U.S. Army Concert Band 23 AUG 21 OCT
Tenor Trombone The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band 18 SEP 15 NOV
Section Percussion The U.S. Army Concert Band 4 OCT 10 DEC
Percussion The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band 24 OCT 13 JAN
Lead Jazz Trombone The U.S. Army Blues 4 NOV 16 JAN
Jazz Trumpet The U.S. Army Blues 6 NOV 28 JAN
Violin The U.S. Army Strings 11 NOV 27 JAN
Trumpet The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band 13 NOV 3 FEB
Bass Vocalist and Soloist The U.S. Army Chorus 22 NOV 10 FEB
Tenor Vocalist and Soloist The U.S. Army Chorus 2 DEC 24-25 FEB
Viola The U.S. Army Strings 2 DEC 26 FEB

Other Opportunities


All applicants must have U.S. citizenship due to a security clearance requirement.

Acceptance of a position requires a minimum four-year enlistment in the United States Army.

Vacancies are available to qualified civilians and military personnel of the rank E-6 and below. Military applicants above the rank of E-6 and/or having more than 10 years time in service require an exception to policy for invitation.

Anyone offered a position would be expected to pass an Army physical examination, meet Army height/weight standards, and meet other standards required to enlist in the United States Army prior to being invited to audition. Individuals must enlist and begin Basic Combat Training (BCT), prior to their 35th birthday. 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.


The U.S. Army Band conducts competitive auditions only for specific vacancies. The audition may include the performance of a prepared solo, excerpts, and sight-reading.

All applicants interested in auditioning for an announced vacancy must submit a resume and a full-length photograph. Military applicants must also submit an Enlisted Records Brief (ERB) or equivalent and a Commander’s letter of intent. Some vacancies will also require the submission of a CD.

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. Travel expenses will be paid for by The U.S. Army pending enlistment qualification and funding approval. Please refer to the individual vacancy web pages listed above for more specific audition information.


Members of the band are given the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 42S (forty-two sierra), “Special Band Musician”. Personnel are promoted to the grade of Staff Sergeant (E-6) upon completion of four-months of active-duty service and enjoy full military benefits, including medical and dental care; 30-days paid vacation each year; a permanent duty assignment to Fort Myer, VA; and educational benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill. Annual starting salary for Staff Sergeant is $62,065 without dependents; $66,925 with dependents.

Audition Questions

For further information, contact Sergeant First Class Tim Sutfin.