The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in its second century
enjoys an enviable position in the music world. Performances are greeted
with enthusiasm both at home and abroad. Best-selling recordings continue
to win prestigious international awards, and syndicated radio broadcasts
are heard by millions nationwide.
San Francisco Symphony
Making music is one of our basic needs. It is as necessary
as food or drink or breath. Making music passionate is what matters to
me most. And with this orchestra the possibilities are limitless. The San
Francisco Symphony and I hope you'll be with us as we embrace the ultimate
musical challenge on our journey to the year 2000.
- Michael Tilson Thomas
The United States Air Force Band advertises all projected
openings in the American Federation of Musicians' International Musician.
All final auditions will be held at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington,
D.C. Audition winners must be able to enter the United States Air Force
for a minimum of four years. A federal security clearance for duties in
support of the President of the United States will be required. Maximum
age at the time of enlistment is 34.
U.S. Army Band
Impressed by European military bands during World War
I, General of the Armies John J. Pershing imagined an Army Band equally
as impressive as those great military musical units. In January 1922, Pershing
sent a note to Captain Parry W. Lewis, ordering him to "Organize and equip
The Army Band." The Army Band today is the official band for many diplomatic
and state functions in the nation's capital.
U.S. Army Field Band
From Boston to Bombay, Tokyo to Toronto,The United States
Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages. As the premier
touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally
acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year to present
a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences in every state of the nation
and around the world.
Coast Guard Band
Since its formation in 1925, the Coast Guard Band has
developed an international reputation as one of the finest professional
concert bands in the world, offering music of great variety and appeal.
The band produces recordings and regularly furnishes programs to National
Public Radio for broadcast over the entire country. Concerts have also
been broadcast in Australia, Japan and Europe.
The President's Own" United States Marine Band is America's oldest
professional musical organization, having celebrated its 200th anniversary in
1998. Its primary mission is to provide music for the President of the
Auditions are held only as vacancies occur, are held in Washington,
DC, and applicants must travel to Washington at their own expense.
Successful candidates must pass standard Marine Corps aptitude and
physical examinations prior to enlistment at which time they will be
appointed a Staff Sergeant (E-6) in the Marine Corps and report directly
to Washington for duty with "The President's Own." Members of the
United States Marine Band are exempt from Marine Corps recruit training.
U.S. Military Academy
The United States Military Academy Band is the oldest
musical organization in the United States Army. Its primary mission is
to provide musical support for the United States Corps of Cadets. The Military
Academy Band performs a wide variety of commitments, including public concerts,
ceremonies, chamber music recitals, recording sessions, and athletic events,
and has appeared at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center,
Tanglewood, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
U.S. Naval Academy
Formed in November 1852, the Naval Academy Band has established
a reputation for outstanding musical support to the Brigade of Midshipmen.
The current version of the band is a far cry from the 13 men who reported
to Annapolis over 140 years ago. Today, because of the unmatched versatility
of its members, the band is able to blend tradition and change into a wide
of variety of musical styles.
Navy Bureau of Personnel Instruction 5450.38, states
the mission of Navy Band Washington, DC is "to provide music for such ceremonies,
functions and other occasions as may be directed by proper authority in
order to best represent the Navy in a musical capacity by stimulating retention
and recruiting, promoting community relations, and enhancing the prestige
of the Naval service."