United States Navy Band Audio Engineer Audition

April 11-12, 2019


The United States Navy Band is the Navy’s premier musical organization, based in Washington, D.C. Comprised of six primary performing units as well as a host of smaller ensembles, the U.S. Navy Band is capable of playing any style of music in any setting, including ceremonies, national and regional tours, public concerts, and recordings. Audio engineers provide audio support for performances by all Navy Band units. Primary duties include front-of-house mixing, system engineering, and acting as technical liaison for performing units. Applicants should have significant experience mixing live sound for a variety of musical genres and ensembles, including classical, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass and choral. Starting salary in the U.S. Navy Band is $61,557-$67,461, plus 30 days paid leave annually, and full benefits for members and dependents. Members may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus (up to $10,000) and/or the Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $65,000). Those selected for the U.S. Navy Band are advanced to the paygrade of E-6 (musician first class) following recruit training under a contract for permanent duty with the U.S. Navy Band. Applicants must be aged 18 to 39 and otherwise qualified for service in the U.S. Navy. The audio engineer audition will take place on April 11 and 12, 2019, at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and is by invitation only. In order to be considered for an audition, you must submit all application materials by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 8, 2019. Candidates selected to advance after the first day of auditions will return for further rounds on the second day.


Application Instructions

For official instructions as well as eligibility information, please send the following materials to:


(1) One-page resume

(2) Letter of Endorsement (current DoD service members only)

You must e-mail the Navy Band in order to request an audition. All materials are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 8, 2019.