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Army Bandperson

Position Description

Posted on 06/24/20 (Ref: GA-Atlanta)


AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35This is a job where you can rock out, chill out with few cool jazz numbers, or rouse the crowd as part of a marching band. If you're into music, make it into a career as a member of the Army National Guard band.


As an Army Bandperson, you'll perform in a variety of environments, ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music, while specializing in one (or more) of the following instruments: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute or piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, percussion, cornet or trumpet, guitar, and keyboard.


The Bandperson is primarily responsible for performing and rehearsing as a professional musician within different ensembles of an Army Band. In order to qualify for a position with the Army band, you must pass one or more auditions.


Job Duties


- Perform in all musical styles on your instruments, including (but not limited to): marching band, ceremonial band, concert band, classical, jazz, ethnic, and popular music compositions


- Perform on a musical instrument in a variety of ensembles, ranging from solo performance to full concert band


- Tune an instrument to a given pitch


- Transpose moderately easy music


Some of the Skills You'll Learn


- Private instrumental instruction


- Music theory


- Sight singing and ear training


- Group instrumental techniques


- Percussion techniques


Helpful Skills


- Being an accomplished instrumentalist


- Understanding music theory and harmony


- Ability to exhibit poise when performing


- Ability to play more than one instrument


By joining the Army band, you will continue to hone your skills, have the opportunity to work with other musicians, and prepare yourself for a rewarding career performing with with professional orchestras, bands, and choral groups. You might also work in nightclubs, concert halls, theaters, and recording studios.


Earn While You Learn

Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.


Job training for a Bandperson consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, during which you'll learn basic Soldiering skills. You'll also attend up to 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training length can vary depending on your level of instrumental proficiency.


Benefits/Requirements

Benefits


Paid training

A monthly paycheck

Montgomery GI Bill

Federal and State tuition assistance

Retirement benefits for part-time service

Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)

401(k)-type savings plan

Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)

Health care benefits available

VA home loans

Bonuses, if applicable

Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change

Requirements

Military enlistment in the Army National Guard

Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate

Must be between the ages of 17 and 35

Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards

Must meet citizenship requirements (see for details)


Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.


This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.



Additional Information

Employment Type: Full-Time    
Position Location: Atlanta, Georgia


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