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Open-call Auditions


Keyboard/Guitar/Electric Bass (multiple vacancies)

Popular Music Group/Jazz Combo
Audition date and location: April 30 and May 1, 2019 at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Mass.
Audition date and location: May 3, 2019 at the Musicians Institue in Los Angeles, Calif.
Audition date and location: May 6-7, 2019 at 111 North State St. in Chicago, Ill.
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.



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, Tenn.
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.
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Vocalist

Popular Music Group (Rock Band)
Audition date: June 4, 2019
Materials due: May 28, 2019
Audition location: Nashville, Tenn.
Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands.
Click here for audition requirements.



Keyboard/Guitar/Electric Bass

Popular Music Group/Jazz Combo
Audition date: June 4, 2019
Materials due: May 28, 2019
Audition location: Nashville, Tenn. 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.



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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Contact the audition supervisor at 901-874-4316 or navymusicauditions@navy.mil 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!