STRENGTHEN MORE THAN JUST YOUR MUSIC
The Army band program is open to talented musicians, male or female, who are qualified to enlist in the Army and can pass a prearranged audition. But more importantly, the program is for anyone who has a passion for his or her instrument and a love for music.
If you are accepted into the Army band program, you will be required to complete nine weeks of Basic Combat Training — just like any other recruit joining the Army — where you will learn the fundamentals of being a Soldier.
But, after BCT, you'll get down to 10 weeks of serious musical study — Advanced Individual Training — at the School of Music in Norfolk, Va. Once you've completed AIT, you'll then be assigned to a band and will begin your rewarding career as an Army bandsman.