The United States Navy Band announces an immediate vacancy for oboe. The audition will take place at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 11, 2022. Applications must be submitted by Friday, January 28. There will be no pre-screening round for this audition. Once confirmed, all eligible applicants will be placed on the audition list and will receive a designated report time one week prior to the audition.
Located in Washington, D.C., the Navy's premier concert/ceremonial band is staffed by 85 world-class musicians who rotate between concert and ceremonial duties. For nearly 100 years, the Concert Band has performed marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire on national tours, public concerts and educational conferences. The Ceremonial Band performs music at official military and government functions as well as other special events, including ceremonies at the White House, Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.
Starting salary for a new member of the U.S. Navy Band is $67,842-$70,326 plus 30 days paid leave annually and full benefits for members and their dependents. Those selected for positions in the U.S. Navy Band are advanced to the paygrade of E-6 (Musician First Class) following recruit training, under a contract for permanent assignment to the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C.
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