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Published On:

Jun 26, 2024

United States

400 McNair Road, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211-1306

Now Announcing:

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

Violin (Two Vacancies)

Application Deadline:

July 22, 2024

Auditions Begin:

September 23, 2024



United States Dollar USD $

$73,000 - $78,000

/ Year

About this opportunity:

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army’s premier musical organization, announces two vacancies for VIOLIN with The U.S. Army Strings.

The U.S. Army Strings, a premier ensemble of the U.S. Armed Forces, provide a musical backdrop for many of the country’s most notable events. Their mission is to serve as musical ambassadors for high-level military and government events at home and abroad, as well as in concert for public audiences. The elite musicians that comprise this ensemble have been trained at the most prestigious music conservatories and universities in the country. This versatile ensemble performs as The U.S. Army Strolling Strings, mixed chamber ensembles, and The U.S. Army Orchestra.

The U.S. Army Strolling Strings are one of the most requested musical ensembles by our nation’s military leadership. Since its inception during the Eisenhower administration, the group has provided musical entertainment at the White House for every president. Missions include performing for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, kings, queens, and heads of state from countries worldwide. The Strolling Strings offer audiences the unique perspective of being amongst the musicians who elegantly move about the venue playing their instruments. The Strolling Strings offer a wide array of memorized repertoire, including patriotic, classical, international, jazz, Broadway, bluegrass, and exclusive music arrangements for special guests and events.

Audition Information
Auditions will be held at Brucker Hall, home of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” at 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211-1306.

• All candidates have the choice of playing a live or recorded preliminary audition.

• Candidates that do not advance from a recording may still attend the live preliminary audition on September 23rd.

• For civilian candidates that advance from a recording (into the semi-finals), the U.S. Army will cover travel expenses (pending enlistment qualification and funding approval).

• The semi-final round will take place on September 23rd.

Prescreening recordings will be due by July 22nd, 2024

Applications for the live audition will be due by September 9th, 2024

All applicants must meet basic enlistment standards for The US Army including:

Age 17-34 at the time of the audition
Currently hold U.S. Citizenship
Meet height/weight standards
Meet medical, moral and physical requirements. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, recent surgeries, or criminal history, please consult with your local Army Recruiter prior to applying to confirm enlistment eligibility.
Must be eligible for secret security clearance


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