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Open-call Auditions


Keyboard/Guitar/Electric Bass (multiple vacancies)

Popular Music Group/Jazz Combo
Audition date: February 18, 2019
Materials due: February 1, 2019
Audition location: San Antonio, TX
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.
Click here for keyboard audition requirements.
Click here for guitar audition requirements.
Click here for electric bass audition requirements.



Trumpet (three vacancies)

Brass Quintet/Concert and Ceremonial Band
Audition date: March 9, 2019
Materials due: February 22, 2019
Audition location: Navy Mid-South Conference Center - Millington, TN
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.
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Clarinet (two vacancies)

Concert Band and Ceremonial Band/Woodwind Quintet
Audition Date: March 18, 2019
Materials due: March 14, 2019
Audition location: Phoenix College - Phoenix, AZ
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.
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Clarinet (two vacancies)

Concert Band and Ceremonial Band/Woodwind Quintet
Audition Date: March 23, 2019
Materials due: March 14, 2019
Audition location: Navy Mid-South Conference Center - Millington, TN
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.
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Horn (two vacancies)

Concert Band and Ceremonial Band/Brass Quintet
Audition Date: March 19, 2019
Materials due: March 14, 2019
Audition location: Phoenix College - Phoenix, AZ
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.
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Trombone (three vacancies)

Concert and Ceremonial Band/Brass Quintet/New Orleans Style Brass Band
Audition date: May 18, 2019
Materials due: May 1, 2019
Audition location: Navy Mid-South Conference Center - Millington, TN
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.
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Auditions by Appointment


Guitar
Popular Music Group/Jazz Ensemble
Audition by Appointment
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Piano/Keyboard
Popular Music Group/Jazz Ensemble
Audition by Appointment
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Bass
Popular Music Group/Jazz Ensemble
Audition by Appointment
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Percussion
Popular Music Group/Jazz Ensemble/Concert and Ceremonial Band
Audition by Appointment
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Vocalist
Popular Music Group/Solo Performances
Audition by Appointment
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Call the Audition Supervisor at 901-874-4316 to schedule an audition and receive information about the student loan repayment program (up to $65,000), medical and dental benefits, Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, retirement pay, and other benefits of becoming a Navy musician.


All applicants awarded a position in the United States Navy Fleet Bands will be assigned to one of our nine bands upon completion of training at Recruit Training Command (Boot Camp) and the Naval School of Music. Annual income at paygrade E3 starts at $41,989 - $45,841, which includes base pay, housing allowance and food allowance.


If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must have a valid Green Card and Social Security Card.


Call the Audition Supervisor today for more information about auditions for U.S. Navy Fleet Bands!