Introduction to us army bands

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Here is our update information about the Army Bands program. Please look this over and give me a call If you have any questions.



Sincerely,
Mark Lucero
Staff Sergeant, U.S Army
1st Recruiting Brigade Band Liaison
4550 Parade Field Ln, Ste 5380
Fort Meade, MD 20755
DSN 622-2985
Phone 301-677-2985
Cell 410-905-7366
Toll Free 1-877-275-5787


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Introduction to us army bands

  1. 1. The U.S. Army Band Program 2011 VacanciesV 2.1 MAR 27 2010
  2. 2. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?U.S. Army Bands have vacancies for the following specialties: Piano/Keyboard Guitar Clarinet Trumpet Electric Bass Trombone Euphonium Saxophone Flute Bassoon French Horn Tuba Oboe Percussion WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  3. 3. MANY WAYS TO SERVEActive Duty: A full time occupation, entrance into the Active Duty Army begins with an enlistment of 48 or more months.U.S. Army Reserve: A great choice for full-time students and professionals with a full-time occupation.Army National Guard: Similar to the U.S. Army Reserve, these citizen-Soldiers continue to work and study in their communities while serving the Nation through music.WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MILWWW.GOARMY.COMWWW.NATIONALGUARD.COM WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  4. 4. WHY CONSIDER A CAREER IN US ARMY BANDS? Montgomery GI Bill or Post 9/11 GI Bill Medical and dental benefits for you and your family Tuition Assistance for college classes taken while on Active Duty A chance to join the ranks of the largest employer of professional musicians in the Country Learn discipline, leadership & fitness while serving in the most respected values-based organization in the Country* Join the best, become Army Strong *Based on results of a March, 2009 Harris Poll©WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MILTHE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  5. 5. Unmatched Benefits: Health Care Dental Care Life Insurance 30 Days Paid Vacation Each Year Sick Days as NeededIntangible Rewards: Perform in a World-Class Musical Organization Serve the Nation Through Music WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  6. 6. First Year Salary Comparison MONTHLY COMPENSATION TEACHER SPECIALIST (E4) Monthly Net Income MONTHLY SALARY $27321 $18282 By Years of Experience$4,500 UNTAXED ALLOWANCES $1126 $3,947$4,000 HOUSING3 $629 $629$3,500 $3,113 TAXES $5534 $1575 $2,621 Sergeant First Class (E7)$3,000 HEALTH CARE6 $75 $0$2,500 $2,168 $2,257 NET INCOME $1475 $2168 Staff Sergeant (E6)$2,000 $1,849 $1,475 $1,599 Specialist (E4) Third Year Salary Comparison Sergeant (E5)$1,500 MONTHLY COMPENSATION TEACHER SERGEANT Teacher$1,000 Teacher Teacher Teacher $500 MONTHLY SALARY $29081 $22302 $0 UNTAXED ALLOWANCES $1238 1 3 6 12 HOUSING3 $629 $629 TAXES $6054 $2185 BASED ON 2009 PAY AND ALLOWANCES HEALTH CARE6 $75 $0 NET INCOME $1599 $2621 *Other Allowances: Clothing Allowance Sixth Year Salary Comparison Cost of Living Allowance MONTHLY COMPENSATION TEACHER STAFF SERGEANT Moving Expenses MONTHLY SALARY $32801 $27092 Family Separation Allowance UNTAXED ALLOWANCES $1323 HOUSING3 $629 $629 Special Pay TAXES $7274 $2905 Temporary Travel Pay HEALTH CARE6 $75 $0 Foreign Language Proficiency Pay NET INCOME $1849 $3113 WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  7. 7. ARMY FAMILIES ARE ARMY STRONG The Army takes care of its families. Services are free to Soldiers, spouses, and children of Active Duty Soldiers. Relocation Assistance Money Management Family Advocacy Legal Assistance Child and Youth Services Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Services Commissary and Exchange Privileges Deployment ServicesWWW.BANDS.ARMY.MILTHE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  8. 8. ACTIVE DUTY BANDS IN THE UNITED STATES AND OVERSEASAtlanta, GA Germany Petersburg, VAAugusta, GA Hampton, VA Radcliff, KYColorado Springs, CO Hinesville, GA San Antonio, TXColumbia, SC Hopkinsville, KY Sierra Vista, AZColumbus, GA Huntsville, AL South KoreaDothan, AL Killeen, TX Tacoma, WAEl Paso, TX Lawton, OK JapanFairbanks, AK Manhattan, KS Watertown, NYFayetteville, NC Oahu, HI Waynesville, MOWWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL *APPLICANTS THAT ENLIST FOR 48 OR MORE MONTHS MAY SELECT A STATION OF CHOICETHE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM FROM A LIST OF AVAILABLE ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON CURRENT VACANCIES
  9. 9. U.S. ARMY RESERVE BAND LOCATIONSSeattle, WA Rochester, NY Flushing, NYFort Dix, NJ Concord, NC Whitehall, OHArlington Heights, IL Bell, CA Livonia, MIEast Windsor, CT Norristown, PA Richmond, VALouisville, KY Lawrence, KS Oklahoma City, OKCamp Parks, CA Birmingham, AL Fort Snelling, MIMilwaukee, WI WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  10. 10. MAKE GREAT MUSIC. YOURS.Express your creativity in a wide array of ensembles: Pop Top 40 Country R&B Latin / Salsa Bluegrass Rock Quartets/Quintets Traditional Ceremonial Music Trios Show Tunes Jazz Wind Ensembles Big Bands WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  11. 11. A CAREER THAT LEADS TO MANY CAREERS Enlistment as an Army Bandsperson (Military Occupational Specialty 42R) offers the chance to seek other career paths.Band Warrant Officer: Our Commanders and Conductors are selected from within our own ranks. Prove yourself as a talented musician and leader, and you may find yourself earning an appointment as a Warrant Officer One.Band Officer: Do you have what it takes to command and conduct the finest military bands in the world? A career as a band officer will earn you a commission as a Second Lieutenant and the opportunity to lead the best of the best.Special Bandsperson: Many of the musicians in our Nation’s top bands began their military career in our ranks. Musicians below the rank of Sergeant First Class are eligible to apply for these vacancies. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  12. 12. JOIN US AND YOU’LL BE JOINING THE RANKS OF RENOWNED PERFORMERS, EDUCATORS, AND COMPOSERS. U.S. Army VeteransCannonball Adderly Bill Evans Alfred ReedHerb Alpert Steve Gadd Nelson RiddleLeroy Anderson Percy Grainger Frank RosalinoTony Bennett Joe Henderson Doc SeverinsenIrving Berlin Sara Jones Bobby ShewAnthony Braxton Thaddeus Jones Wayne ShorterDave Brubeck Lennie Niehaus Claude T. SmithBill Chase Joe Pass George StraitPaul Desmond Maceo Parker Grover WashingtonEric Dolphy Elvis Presley Paul YoderWWW.BANDS.ARMY.MILTHE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  13. 13. DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL MUSICAL SKILLS? GOOD. Arranging Graphic Design Composing Teaching / Training Soloing Public Speaking Recording / Mastering Singing Conducting Improvisation Audio TechnicianWWW.BANDS.ARMY.MILTHE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  14. 14. COMPETITION? THERE IS NONE… Army Marines Navy Air ForceAssignments 32 14 12 13Initial Rank E4 E1 E2 E3Enlistment Bonuses Seasonal Seasonal Seasonal SeasonalMaximum Entry Age 35 29 35 35 COMPARISON OF U.S. MILITARY SERVICE BANDS: OCT 2009 WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL CONTACT YOUR BAND LIAISON FOR MORE INFORMATION THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  15. 15. ELIGIBILITYArmy Enlistment Requirements:Be single or married with no more than two children under the age of 18Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident alienHave a high school diploma or equivalentBe healthy and in good physical conditionBe in good moral standingBe 17 to 35 years oldAdditional Requirements for Musicians:Pass an auditionBe accepted for an existing vacancy WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  16. 16. AUDITION INFORMATIONPre-Screening: Applicants may be asked to provide a resume and recordings before scheduling an audition with a qualified proctor is scheduled.Audition Process: Auditions begin with selections performed by you that demonstrate your technical ability, artistry, and versatility. Rhythm players will need to demonstrate proficiency on several styles of music. Sight-reading is a must and you will be asked to read and perform charts or excerpts appropriate for your instrument during the audition.After the Audition: Applicants that pass the audition and a physical examination and ASVAB administered by a U.S. Army Recruiter will be considered for the next available vacancy. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  17. 17. THE MEN AND WOMEN OF U.S. ARMY BANDS Demographics of Recent Enlistments*Gender: Average Education: 15.5 YearsMales 84 % *61% OF OUR NEWEST SOLDIERS HAVE AT LEAST A 4-YEAR DEGREEFemales 16 % Previous Occupation:Marital Status: StudentSingle 62 % Music EducatorMarried 38 % Freelance MusicianAverage Age: 27*BASED ON 2010 INFORMATION WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  18. 18. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS“I was told there were no vacancies at the moment, what should I do?” You should schedule an audition to compete for the next available vacancy. New active duty vacancies are available for most instruments every three months. You may also inquire about opportunities in the United States Army Reserve or Army National Guard bands.“I double on another instrument, should I audition on both?” Your eligibility to enlist will be determined by one instrument, usually your primary instrument.“Where will I audition?” Auditions will be arranged by your Army band recruiting liaison after you have qualified for military service.“If I take an audition, do I have to enlist?” No, you are under no obligation to enlist. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  19. 19. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS“I’m unsure which piece I should play for my audition. Who should I contact?” Your Army band recruiting liaison can assist you in preparing for the audition. They may put you in touch with an instructor at the Army School of Music if you have additional questions.“What happens if I fail the audition?” In most cases you may be allowed to re-audition in as soon as 30 days.“Can I practice while attending basic training?” Usually the answer is no although sometimes your drill instructor may allow you to practice or perform for your fellow trainees.“Will the Army provide me with an instrument?” Yes, once you arrive at the Army School of Music. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  20. 20. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS“Will I attend Basic Training?” Yes, all new Soldiers are required to attend Basic Training.“What other training will I receive?” All musicians will be enrolled in a 10-week course at the U.S. Army School of Music in Virginia Beach, VA after completion of Basic Training.“What rank will I be?” If accepted into the U.S. Army Band program you will begin as a Specialist, pay grade E-4.“How will I advance in rank?” Upon graduation from the School of Music, you will advance in rank based on your merits. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  21. 21. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS“How often do Army musicians move?” On average, musicians move every 3-4 years. In many ways this works to the musician’s advantage because it allows them the opportunity to serve in other areas of the country or overseas and also gives them various experiences/positions which are valued in the Army promotion system.“Will my family move with me?” Yes. There are very few exceptions to this which include tours to South Korea for a one year period and deployments.“What kinds of groups will I play in?” Each band has the capability to perform together as a concert band or to break down into several smaller ensembles. These ensembles might include jazz band/combo, rock band, brass/woodwind quintet, Dixieland band, country band, salsa band, etc. Most musicians can expect to perform in more than one of these groups depending on their instrument. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  22. 22. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS“What is the typical day like in an Army Band?” Most bands meet in the morning at about 6:30 for an hour-long workout consisting of cardio or strength training exercises. Afterwards, band members are free to go home for breakfast and conduct personal hygiene. The band reconvenes at 9:00 and might have a large group rehearsal such as concert or jazz band. From 11:30-1:00 the band usually breaks for lunch. In the afternoon, small groups rehearse and band members spend time doing their additional duties. There is also time to practice individually if you are not involved in a rehearsal and have completed your duties. Of course, this schedule is often adjusted for performances which might occur during the day or if extra rehearsal time is needed for an upcoming performance. A typical day ends at about 4:30. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  23. 23. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS“What are the additional duties for an Army bandsman?” Each Army Band is completely self sufficient. This means that we book our own performances, arrange for transportation, order music and instruments, file paperwork to ensure timely promotions and leave, and manage training requirements for the Army. Each musician is assigned to an additional duty within the band such as working in the music library or maintaining an inventory of instruments.“Can I go to school while on active duty?” Absolutely! In fact, the Army will pay 100% tuition assistance for courses you take while on active duty. Many musicians take advantage of this benefit and are able to complete degree programs while serving full-time in a band. This can be accomplished through online universities, satellite campuses, or local colleges. Of course, coursework cannot interfere with your responsibilities at the band. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  24. 24. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS“Can I teach/gig in the civilian sector while serving in an Army Band?” Absolutely! Many of our musicians enjoy teaching and gigging in the community and we encourage this as a way to further professional development and as a way to spread the word about our Army Bands. As long as your outside obligations don’t interfere with your full-time job, the Army Band, you are free to teach and gig as much as you like.“Will I work on the weekends and holidays?” It is common for the band to have a performance on a weekend or holiday. When this happens, the band will be given time off during the week to compensate. Other than performances, the band is usually off on weekends and observes all national holidays. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  25. 25. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS“Will I have to deploy to a combat zone? If so, will I be reclassified into another job?” You may deploy as a musician with and Army Band to an area where the U.S. Army is in continued conflict. You will NOT be reclassified into another job in the case that your band is deployed. You will deploy as a band and will serve in your assigned location as a band performing concerts for the troops, playing for ceremonies, and using music as a diplomatic tool to improve relations with the local nationals. Deployments range in length from 1-15 months. WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  26. 26. READY? CONTACT A BAND RECRUITING LIAISONMASTER SERGEANT DAN SHANNON (SAX) STAFF SERGEANT MARK LUCERO (TUBA)U.S. ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND 1ST RECRUITING BRIGADE BAND LIAISONSENIOR ARMY BAND RECRUITING LIAISON CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WVOFFICE 502-626-0456 CELL 888-216-0960 OFFICE 301-677-2985 CELL 877-298-0221HQ-BAND@USAREC.ARMY.MIL 1BDE-BAND@USAREC.ARMY.MILSTAFF SERGEANT DAN ENGLE (SAX) SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JAMES DONAHUE (BASS)2ND RECRUITING BRIGADE BAND LIAISON 3RD RECRUITING BRIGADE BAND LIAISONAL, GA, FL, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, TN, WI, WVOFFICE 256-450-9571 CELL 888-253-7671 OFFICE 502-626-0228 CELL 888-684-45532BDE-BAND@USAREC.ARMY.MIL 3BDE-BAND@USAREC.ARMY.MILSTAFF SERGEANT KATIE VERINDER (FLUTE) STAFF SERGEANT ANGEL PORRAS (SAX)5TH RECRUITING BRIGADE BAND LIAISON 6TH RECRUITING BRIGADE BAND LIAISONAZ, CO, MS, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WYOFFICE 210-295-8738 CELL 888-301-1754 OFFICE 702-639-2049 CELL 877-874-43705BDE-BAND@USAREC.ARMY.MIL 6BDE-BANDS@USAREC.ARMY.MIL WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  27. 27. SOURCES FOR COMPENSATION COMPARISON1. Teaching salaries are based on the 2009-2010 Texas Minimum Salary Schedule: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/2. Military salaries and allowances are based on 2009 military pay tables using “without dependents” Basic Allowance for Housing rates: http://www.dfas.mil/militarypay/militarypaytables/2009MilitaryPayTables.pdf3. Average housing costs are based on rental prices for one-bedroom apartments in San Antonio, TX as reported by Apartmentratings.com: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate?a=MSAAvgRentalPrice&msa=72404. Tax estimation for high school teachers is computed by Salary.com and zip code 78205 with no deductions: www.salary.com5. Soldiers enjoy a significant tax advantage and much of their pay is not subject to federal income taxes. Federal tax amounts were computed with the military’s tax estimator claiming no deductions: http://www.defenselink.mil/militarypay/mpcalcs/Calculators/RMC.aspx6. Out of pocket health care costs for teachers were used from a 2009 report by Familiesusa.org: http://www.familiesusa.org/assets/pdfs/costly-coverage/texas.pdf WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MIL THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM
  28. 28. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?WWW.BANDS.ARMY.MILTHE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE U.S. ARMY BAND PROGRAM

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