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Band Officer


Minimum Education Requirement:
bachelor’s degree—preferably in conducting, instrumental performance or music education


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Career Description

The missions our Airmen perform are great accomplishments and sources of pride. And we mark our most notable achievements with ceremonies that rely on music to honor, strengthen and inspire us. Band Officers uphold our world-class standards for all military and civilian performances, including ceremonies, parades and concerts. They oversee symphony-level audition procedures, hone our gifted Air Force band personnel into peerless professionals, work with celebrity musicians and tour internationally. They also work as liaisons with music associations, publishers, manufacturers and educators to ensure Air Force bands have the state-of-the-art materials they need for truly stellar performance.

Career Tasks

  • Maintain world-class performance standards
  • Develop the potential of talented musicians
  • Direct band operations in all concert venues
  • Conduct auditions and test the qualification of new members

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Arts and Education
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming an Officer

To become a Band Officer, you must qualify through a live audition. Applicants who pass the live audition will enter a rigorous nine-week Officer Training School that will challenge you physically and mentally while preparing you to be a leader.