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CAREERS IN THE AIR FORCE BAND PROGRAM

Upon entry to the United States Air Force, all Air Force musicians are required to complete Basic Military Training located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Basic training lasts approximately six weeks.  During this period you will be assigned to the Drum and Bugle Corps.
The eight-week session is the only formal military training period musicians are required to complete.  Unlike other services, the Air Force doesn't require members to attend a technical training school or military music school.  After graduation from Basic Military Training, individuals report directly to their assigned band.  

For more information regarding the audition process please visit
Regional Band Audition Steps
Regional Band FAQ
or call the Band of the Golden West at 707-424-0491.
 

tabArranger Vacancies 
ARRANGER
Audition: 1-2 August 2016
Materials Due: 3 June 2016
tabBand Officer/Conductor Vacancies 
BAND OFFICER/CONDUCTOR
No Vacancies at this Time

To see audition requirements please go to the
tabPremier Band Vacancies 
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC

DOUBLE BASS, Air Force Strings
Audition: 
26 September 2016
Materials due:  5 August 2016
Double Bass Audition Flyer
Preliminary and Live Audition Requirements

EUPHONIUM, Ceremonial Brass
Audition date: 
1-2 August 2016
Materials due:  10 June 2016
Euphonium Audition Flyer
Preliminary and Live Audition Requirements

SOPRANO, Singing Sergeants
Audition date: 
8 September 2016
Materials due:  1 July  2016
Soprano Audition Flyer
Preliminary and Live Audition Requirements

AUDIO ENGINEER
Audition: 
26-27 July 2016
Materials Due:  27 May 2016
Audition In Progress
tabAir National Guard Band Vacancies 
ANG Band Officer/Conductor Openings
None at this time.

ANG Band Instrumentlist/Vocalist Openings
ANG Bands regularly have openings for instrumentalists and vocalists.  To learn more, visit each ANG Band website and look for audition announcements.
tabRegional Band Wind Vacancies  

CLARINET
No Vacancies At This Time

SAXOPHONE
No Vacancies At This Time

BASSOON
USAF Band of the West
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX

Audition: 8 June 2016
Materials Due: 1 April 2016
Audition Flyer
Audition Requirements
Info: (210) 925-7768
bandofthewestauditions@gmail.com

OBOE/ENGLISH HORN
No Vacancies At This Time


FLUTE
No Vacancies At This Time
 

tabRegional Band Brass Vacancies 
Audition: 20 June 2016
Materials Due: 1 May 2016
Audition Announcement
Audition Materials
Info: (707) 424-0230
bandofthegoldenwestauditions@gmail.com

TRUMPET
Audition: 11 August 2016
Materials Due: 27 June 2016
Audition Flyer
Audition Location:
USAF Heritage of America Band
JB Langley-Eustis, VA

Info: (757) 764-2931
HOABauditions@gmail.com

TRUMPET
Audition: 7 November 2016
Materials Due:  13 September 2016
Audition Flyer
Audition Requirements
Audition Location:
USAF Band of the West
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
 
Info: (210) 925-7768
bandofthewestauditions@gmail.com

HORN
No Vacancies At This Time

TROMBONE
Audition: 4 October 2016
Materials Due:  22 August 2016
Audition Flyer
Audition Requirements
Audition Location:
USAF Band of the West
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX

Info: (210) 925-7768
bandofthewestauditions@gmail.com

EUPHONIUM
No Vacancies At This Time
 
TUBA
Audition: 
5 August 2016
Materials Due: 12 June 2016
Audition Requirements
Audition Location:
USAF Band of the Golden West
Travis AFB, CA

Info: (707) 424-0230
bandofthegoldenwestauditions@gmail.com

tabRegional Band Rhythm Vacancies 
DRUM SET / PERCUSSION
Audition:
20 June 2016
Materials Due: 31 March 2016
Audition Location:
USAF Heritage of America Band
JB Langley-Eustis, VA

Info: (757) 225-5595
HOABAuditions@gmail.com

STRING/ELECTRIC BASS
Audition: 29 August 2016
Materials Due: 6 July 2016

GUITAR
No Vacancies At This Time

VOCALIST
Audition: 20 June 2016
Materials Due: 13 May 2016
Audition Flyer and Requirements
Audition Location:
USAF Band of Mid-America
Scott AFB, IL

Info: (618) 229-8467
bandofmidamericaauditions@gmail.com 

PIANO/KEYBOARD 
(Commercial Skills Required)
Audition: 27 September 2016
Materials Due: 18 August 2016
Audition Flyer and Requirements
Audition Location:
USAF Band of the West
JB San Antonio-Lackland TX 

(210) 925-7768
bandofthewestauditions@gmail.com

AUDIO ENGINEER
No Vacancies At This Time

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