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Female Vocalist - The U.S. Army Band Downrange


Female Vocalist, The U.S. Army Band Downrange

Application Deadline: January 18, 2021
Audition: March 22, 2021

The United States Army Band Pershing’s Own announces a vacancy for FEMALE VOCALIST with the Army’s premier musical organization, located 5 minutes from downtown Washington, DC.

Downrange, a dynamic element of the world-renowned United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, is a talented 6-piece rhythm section (2 guitars, 2 keyboards, bass and drums) and a group of four vocalists that perform a variety of popular music including Rock, Pop, Funk, R&B and today’s Country. Members of this exciting group enjoy sharing their talents in and around the Washington, DC area, performing at a variety of public venues and supporting top military leadership at the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House.

Main duties will include rehearsals and performances with The U.S. Army Band Downrange (pop/rock ensemble). Additional duties include singing the Anthem at important military and civilian functions as well as performing with other elements of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”.

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.

Annual starting salary for Staff Sergeant is $64,412 without dependents; $67,472 with dependents.

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. Applicants must demonstrate strong, versatile abilities in the following areas: - Solo and ensemble performance - Sight reading capabilities - Proficiency in a variety of musical styles including: Rock, Pop, Funk, Country, and R&B

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:

  1. Short resume, including email address
  2. Full-length photograph
  3. Video recordings containing the following selections, performed with a backing track:
    • “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
    • “My Church” by Maren Morris
    • “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
    • Two selections of the applicant’s choice that demonstrates their strongest attributes. If applicant plays an accompanying instrument such as guitar or piano, or has the ability to sing in a language other than English, please demonstrate here.
    • An a cappella version of the National Anthem (applicant’s choice of key)
  4. Military applicants must also include their Enlisted Records Brief, or equivalent, and a Commander’s letter of intent, and last 2 NCOERs if applicable.

PREFERRED APPLICATION FILE FORMATS:

  • PDF files for all documents including photos
  • Video recordings should be uploaded to YouTube using ‘unlisted’ links
  • Each selection should be uploaded as a separate video file
  • Either submit the unlisted link to each video, or the link to your full playlist containing all videos.
  • Ideally, email all photos and documents as attachments in PDF format and then include the link to the video files
  • no ZIP files

All application materials must be submitted electronically to the Auditions Coordinator, Sergeant First Class Tim Sutfin.

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 LIVE PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN vacancy may contact: Sergeant First Class Tim Sutfin