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Musician (MU)





General Description

U.S. Navy Music has a proud tradition of setting a high standard of musical excellence. Whether you’re assigned to one of our two preferentially staffed bands (the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., or the Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland) or one of our nine fleet bands, you will have the opportunity to perform virtually every genre of music in a variety of performing ensembles.

What They Do

The duties performed by Musicians include:

  • Perform in parade band, concert band, other large ensembles as well as smaller ensembles and combos

  • Perform in a variety of musical styles including classical, march, jazz, rock, soul/funk, pop, and country/bluegrass

  • Conduct, rehearse, and perform in groups for radio, TV, and live performances

  • Compose, arrange, and transcribe music for all types of ensembles

  • Provide military musical support

  • Perform for navy personnel and their families, the general public, international audiences, and government officials.

Working Environment

Musicians are assigned to one of our Navy Bands located throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Japan, and Italy. Musicians may work outdoors or indoors, ashore or aboard ship, with daily schedules varying greatly. Their work is done alone and with others, and is primarily creative.



Applicants must also pass an official audition and meet all qualifications for enlistment in the Navy.

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