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.

Army Music
U.S Army band musician plays an electric bass guitar
1st Cavalry Division Band performs during a change of command ceremony

Benefits & Incentives

As a musician in the Army you'll receive benefits that will allow you the freedom to concentrate on your music without worrying about where the next paycheck is coming from.

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U.S. Army band member playing tuba


The Army Music program is open to talented musicians, male or female, who are otherwise qualified to enlist in the Army and can pass a prearranged audition.

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U.S. Army Band member playing Trumpet


The first step to joining the Army Music program is the audition. When and where this takes place will be worked out with your recruiter, the audition coordinator and you.

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U.S. Army band conductor


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 band performs on stage

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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