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Announcing an immediate vacancy for:

Female Commercial Vocalist

Announcing an immediate vacancy for:

Female Commercial Vocalist

Preliminary recordings due: December 11th, 2023
Electronic submission must be received by: 11:59 PM EST
Live round: In-person auditions by invitation in 2024
Applicants invited to live round will receive paid airfare, lodging, and food stipend provided by U.S. Army (pending approval for military service)

Salary & Benefits

- Annual salary $72,697-$83,209 upon promotion to Staff Sergeant (accelerated promotion via Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program)
- Full military benefits (medical/dental/retirement plans)
- 30 days paid vacation yearly
- Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance
- Stabilized duty assignment at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York

Application packets

Audition packets must include a resume with date of birth, cover letter, and high-quality audio or video recordings no more than six months old that demonstrate the following (separate files for each excerpt preferred):

  • Four to six examples of your very best singing in Top 40/Pop/Commercial styles. While live performances are preferred, performances with accompaniment tracks are also acceptable
  • An a cappella performance of The Star-Spangled Banner in a medium tempo with minimal embellishment
The successful candidate will possess a strong stage presence, the ability to front a band and move comfortably on stage, react quickly in performance, and communicate effectively with an audience. An understanding of harmony and music theory, and the ability to read sheet music will be assessed in the audition process.

Live round excerpts will be sent to selected candidates via email.

Your resume should include education, performance/work/teaching experience, and references.

Your cover letter should augment your resume, describing what additional skills you bring to the position beyond vocal performance. This might include skills in arts administration, arranging, audio mixing/engineering, other instrument/vocal proficiencies, marketing, computer skills (graphics/video editing/Microsoft Office/other), etc.

Your completed application can be submitted via the form at the bottom of this page.

Job Description

The West Point Band is a U.S. Army premier band whose main duty is to perform for local, national, and international audiences in support of the West Point community, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Army.

Primary duties include performing as lead and background vocalist with the West Point Band’s popular music group, The Benny Havens Band, as well as in other commercial, patriotic, and ceremonial settings. This position requires the vocalist to learn and memorize music quickly, and to sing accurate and blended background vocals. Members of the band help set up equipment for all performances, so applicants need to be able to move and team-lift heavy lighting and audio equipment.

Secondary duties related to the day-to-day functioning of the West Point Band will be assigned based on experience, knowledge, interest, and/or needs of the unit. Questions about this job listing or music list should be directed to SFC Emily McAleesejergins emily.mcaleesejergins@westpoint.edu


Professional performance level; Bachelor of Music degree or higher preferred (not required). Ability to meet Army initial entry requirements and maintain a professional appearance. The hired candidate will be required to march in ceremonial formations and stand for prolonged periods of time. Must be a U.S. citizen or other qualified resident. Position requires at least a four-year service contract; candidate will be informed of acceptance prior to enlistment.

Upon accepting employment with the West Point Band, the hired candidate will be required to complete Army Basic Training.

Military Personnel

Military personnel must also submit their Soldier Record Brief (or equivalent) without photo, three years of performance evaluation reports, and a Commander’s Intent to Release memo.

Electronic Submission

  • Submit your application by filling out the form below and uploading the necessary documents and/or files.
  • Only high-quality sound recordings will be accepted and evaluated.
  • Separating files for each excerpt is permitted and preferred.
  • Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email sent to the email you have provided.

If you encounter any issues submitting your application, please email: bandauditions@westpoint.edu