Auditions

Find out when and how to audition for an Army band.

Listen to Army Bands

Listen and download standard jazz, brass, string, ceremonial and concert pieces, as well as original music compositions by Army soldiers.

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Group photo of members of the woodwind section of an Army band.
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Conductor directs an orchestra

Conductors

The Army Music program also offers a limited number of openings for conductors. As a conductor, you will enter the Army Music program as an officer.

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Army band in traditional uniforms

History

Musicians have been an integral part of the military even before the U.S. Army was created in 1775.

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U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Richard Chapman conducts the USAREUR concert band in Budapest, Hungary.

Performance Schedule

U.S. Army bands are performing all over the world at events that are open to the public. Check out this performance schedule to see if one of the bands will be in your area.

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An Army Soldier plays the electric guitar as a member of Army Music

Instruments

The Army Music program offers 16 different instrumental and technical specialties.

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A singer in a specialized Army band.

Types of Army Bands

From strengthening the common spirit and pride of Americans to enhancing unit cohesion and morale, each of the Army Music program's 34 bands has its own unique mission and qualifications.