Careers in the United States Air Force band

Imagine earning your living performing for audiences all around America and for the leaders of the world - using your talent to serve our nation. You can do all this and more as a member of The United States Air Force Band.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Career Information

Located in Washington, D.C., The United States Air Force Band employs more than 180 professional musicians, including vocalists, percussionists, string players, electric guitarists, pianists, brass and woodwind players. The Air Force Band also has a staff of music arrangers, composers and copyists who create many of the works performed by the Band. Additionally, a team of highly trained sound engineers makes the Band sound great by using the latest in audio equipment and techniques. 

As the Air Force's premier musical organization, The United States Air Force Band has wonderful opportunities for highly talented musicians. If you are pursuing a career as a musician or are currently a working professional, we invite you to read through our frequently asked questions to learn more about The Air Force Band and the many benefits of membership in the organization. You may also browse our listing of current openings and auditions or contact the Band's audition staff with your questions. 

Regional Band Vacancies

Regional band vacancies and AF Bands Program careers information can be found at

Current Openings

Double Bass, Concert Band
Audition date: December 13, 2017
Materials due: November 1, 2017
Double Bass Audition Flyer
Double Bass Audition Requirements

Timpani/Assistant Percussion, Concert Band
Audition date: November 13 - 14, 2017
Materials due: October 9, 2017
Timpani/Assistant Percussion Audition Flyer
Timpani/Assistant Percussion Audition Requirements

Soprano, Singing Sergeants
Audition date: December 19, 2017
Materials due: November 3, 2017
Soprano Audition Flyer
Soprano Audition Requirements

Tenor, Singing Sergeants
Audition date: December 20, 2017
Materials due: November 3, 2017
Tenor Audition Flyer
Tenor Audition Requirements

Tuba, Ceremonial Brass
Audition date: January 9, 2018
Materials due: December 5, 2017
Tuba Audition Flyer
Tuba Audition Requirements

Info: (800) 283-8995
USAF Band Audition Team