September 28, 2011 3:38:42 PM EDT
US Navy Band Auditions
The U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C. is a preferentially staffed Presidential support activity. Members of this premier band are selected by competitive live audition from among the very best musicians in the country. Selection for assignment to the U.S. Navy Band is determined from among candidates who apply for announced vacancies. In order to audition it is required that you be a U.S. citizen aged 18 to 34, pass the Armed Forces Entrance Physical and be otherwise qualified for service in the U.S. Navy. Current military members and some veterans may be exempt from the age requirement.
The Navy and Navy Band have strict appearance and weight standards. Each candidate will be weighed and measured prior to auditioning for the U.S. Navy Band. If you are found by Navy Band personnel to exceed the Navy's current weight standards for your height by more than 10% you will not be allowed to audition. Additionally, musicians who are hired must conform to weight and appearance requirements prior to enlistment.
If you are interested in auditioning for an announced U.S. Navy Band job opening, send your resume as an e-mail attachment to the Audition Supervisor at the address listed below. Please be sure to list the position in which you are interested in the subject line of all e-mail correspondence. Active duty musicians from all branches of the U.S. military must also send a letter from your band director/commanding officer granting permission to audition for the U.S. Navy Band. A compact disc recording is required for consideration to audition for the Sea Chanters, Commodores, Country Current, and Cruisers. Recordings will be screened by the unit audition committee in order to determine who will be invited to audition in person in Washington, D.C. Specific information about musical selections that must be included on recordings is available from the Audition Supervisor. Audition materials will not be returned. Please note that all travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of auditioning candidates, not the U.S. Navy.
U.S. Navy Band Audition Supervisor
617 Warrington Ave., S.E.
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5054
202-433-2840, 202-433-4108 (fax)