TRUMPET VACANCY ~ AUDITION MARCH 11, 2024
The United States Naval Academy Band announces a vacancy for trumpet to perform with
Ceremonial/Marching Units, Brass Quintet, Wind Ensemble and various chamber ensembles. The
audition will be held on March 11, 2024 in Annapolis, MD. The audition committee reserves the
right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.
To be considered for an audition, applicants should submit a one-page resume to MU1 Mark
Huskey at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4, 2024. All travel arrangements and expenses are the
responsibility of the candidate. Active duty musicians from all branches of the U.S. Military
must also send a letter of endorsement from their Commanding Officer.
In order to accept a position with the U.S. Naval Academy Band, the audition winner must also
qualify for enlistment in the United States Navy and successfully complete Recruit Training. A
minimum of a four-year enlistment is required. All applicants must be aged 18 to 41 and
otherwise physically and medically qualified for service in the U.S. Navy. Applicants are highly
encouraged to seek out the advice of a U.S. Navy Recruiter. A recruiter is trained and qualified to
ascertain a citizen’s eligibility to join the U.S. Navy.
Starting salary for a new member of the U.S. Naval Academy Band is ~ $69,000 - $75,000. Other
benefits include 30 days paid leave annually, full medical coverage for members and their
dependents, education tuition assistance, the G.I. Bill, and student loan repayment up to $65,000.
Those selected for positions in the U.S. Naval Academy Band are advanced to the paygrade of
E-6 (Musician First Class) following recruit training, under a contract for permanent assignment
to the U.S. Naval Academy Band, Annapolis, MD.