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Announcing an immediate vacancy for:

Tuba - West Point Brass Quintet

Electronic Submission Must Be Received By: 11:59 PM EST November 1, 2021
Live Final Round: January 2022
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Application packets should include the following:

Include a resume with date of birth, cover letter, and a high-quality audio recording not more than six months old, to include the following in this order:

  • Solo of candidate’s choice
  • John Philip Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever (bottom octave)
  • Donald Grantham – J’ai ete au bal
  • Vaughn Williams – Toccata Marziale (bottom octave)
  • King – Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite (top octave)
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Any questions related to the job or music for the audition should be directed to Sergeant First Class Matthew Smith: matthew.smith@westpoint.edu

Your resume should include: Education, performance/work/teaching experience (to include marching), any other pertinent information.

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

Primary Duties of this Position

Performing ceremonial and concert repertoire with the West Point Brass Quintet.
The hired candidate will be required to march in ceremonial formation and stand for prolonged periods of time.

General Information

The West Point Brass Quintet is the primary small ceremonial ensemble for the West Point Band, performing for various events such as retirements, promotions, and US Military Academy ceremonies.

Employment is contingent upon meeting Army enlistment qualifications and a minimum four year service contract.

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 (preferred)

  • 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 or materials, or have any questions, please contact auditions: bandauditions@westpoint.edu