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.
Group photo of Army Music orchestra members

Benefits & Incentives

Army musicians receive some of the most competitive and stable benefits and pay of any musician in the world. Learn more about the competitive benefits you’ll receive in Army Music.

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The brass section of an Army specialized band.


To earn a position with Army Music, you must complete an audition and be selected for a vacancy. When and where this audition takes place will be worked out with your recruiter, the audition coordinator and you.

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Conductor directs an orchestra


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


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


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

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