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BAND BRANCH JOBS

  • U.S. Army band conductor in the field

    Band Officer (42C)

    Every year, the Army band program selects one or two highly qualified individuals via competitive auditions to serve as Army bands officers. These officers rotate through a variety of positions, including associate conductor, administrator and instructor at the Armed Forces School of Music.

    After several years of experience, a band officer may also serve as commander and principal conductor of an Army band.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions:None
  • U.S Army band musician plays an electric bass guitar

    Musician (42R)

    Musicians specialize in one (or more) of the following instruments/specialties: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute or piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, percussion, cornet or trumpet, guitar, keyboard, vocalist, and music production.

    Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music. They are primarily responsible for performing and rehearsing as a professional musician within different ensembles of an Army band.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • ARMY Band trumpets

    Special Band Musician (42S)

    The special band musician performs as a musician or in direct support of the mission of the U.S. Army Band, U.S. Army Field Band, U.S. Military Academy Band or the 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None