The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army’s premier musical organization, announces a vacancy for BASSOON 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.
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.
Concerto for bassoon, K. 191 - Mozart - I. Allegro - Exposition - Articulations and dynamics are at the performer’s discretion.
Lincolnshire Posy - Grainger (Fennell) - MVT III. Rufford Park Poachers: Version B - Measure 2 through measure 18
The Marriage of Figaro Overture, K. 492 - Mozart - Measure 139 through measure 171
L’Elisir d’Amore - Donizetti - Act II; Scene VII: No. 11 Romanza - Beginning through Rehearsal Number 67
All application materials must be submitted electronically to the Auditions Coordinator, Sergeant First Class Sean Chisham.
An audition repertoire packet will be sent to those selected and invited to a live audition.
Applicants with questions or concerns regarding the BASSOON vacancy may contact: Sergeant First Class Sean Chisham via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 703-887-3886.