Posted by In The Know on April 24, 2002 at 13:36:24:
In Reply to: Air Force Band Audition posted by John on April 23, 2002 at 12:39:30:
The purpose of the marching portion of the audition, which is musically trivial and a tiny part of the audition, is just to make sure that the finalist can actually carry a sousaphone and play at the same time. If they can do that going in, it presents a smaller challenge to the Lackland drill sergeants during basic.
But the Air Force Ceremonial Brass, which is in an expansion phase, is a great outfit, providing its members with more than the usual amount of flexibility for DC premiere bands. You'll be surprised how good the musicians really are in that outfit.