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Published On:

Jul 2, 2024

United States

Marine Barracks Annex, 1053 7th Street, SE in Washington, DC

Now Announcing:

United States Marine Band


Application Deadline:

August 15, 2024

Auditions Begin:

August 19, 2024



United States Dollar USD $

$76,018.20 - $83,470.20

/ Year

About this opportunity:

Auditions for Trombone will be held on Monday, August 19, 2024 at the Marine Barracks Annex, 1053 7th Street, SE in Washington, DC. If not completed on Monday, auditions will continue on Tuesday, August 20. Applicants should therefore be available to perform on both days. 

A completed Applicant Fact Sheet and résumé must be submitted by Thursday, August 15. Confirmed applicants will be placed on the audition list upon the Marine Band’s receipt of these items, and they will receive an e-mail confirmation listing a designated registration time. No specific audition times will be assigned; musicians will be heard in the order in which they appear and register. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its mission is unique: to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Marine Band musicians perform frequently at the White House in small ensembles, chamber orchestra, concert band, and as soloists. The Marine Band performs for a wide variety of commitments, to include public concerts, recording sessions, tours, chamber music recitals, military ceremonies, and state functions. 

Today’s Marine Band is composed of roughly 170 of the nation’s finest musicians and support staff. Those selected for the United States Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra are exempt from recruit training and are appointed to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) under a contract “for duty with the United States Marine Band only.” The winner of the audition will receive instructions regarding enlistment procedures. 

The audition will consist of the following: 

A) Prepared solo: Concerto for Trombone (Grøndahl) – 1st movement only 

B) Excerpts from the following (enclosed): 

Requiem, K. 626 (Mozart) 

Boléro (Ravel) 

Symphony No. 3, Opus 78, Organ Symphony (Saint-Saëns) 

“Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre (Wagner) 

Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80 (Brahms/Safranek) 

March, “Hands Across the Sea” (Sousa) 

March, “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” (King) 

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Bernstein/Lavender) 

Overture to William Tell (Rossini) 

Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor, 2nd trombone (Mahler) 

Hungarian March from La damnation de Faust, 2nd trombone (Berlioz) 

Ein Heldenleben, Opus 40, 2nd trombone (R. Strauss) 

“Uranus” from The Planets, 2nd trombone (Holst) 

Tam o’Shanter Overture (Arnold/Paynter) 

C) Sight-reading


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