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application procedures

An applicant first assembles a package consisting of a resume, official college transcripts, repertoire list, letters of recommendation, and a 20 to 30 minute video submitted via YouTube or DVD format.  The repertoire list should be divided into two parts:

  • Music you have conducted in rehearsal or performance.
  • Music played and/or studied enough that the applicant could rehearse and perform it on short notice. 

The video recording should feature a frontal view of the applicant's conducting skill and rehearsal technique. Approximately half of the video should be concert performance, the rest should be rehearsal footage. Audio recordings are not acceptable as a substitute.

Applicants interested in active duty then submit the package to the nearest active duty USAF band commander (see below.) Applicants for the Air National Guard, should submit their package to the Chief, ANG Bands. Application materials are not returnable.

Once received, the appropriate band officer reviews the application materials and interviews the applicant either live or by telephone. The band officer then forwards the packages, with a recommendation or non-recommendation, to the Chief, Air Force Bands Division in Washington D.C.  The recommendation should cover the applicant's capability, suitability and availability for becoming a band officer.

USAF BAND COMMANDERS
Contact the commander where your state is listed. See below.

AIR NATIONAL GUARD BANDS
Contact Chief, ANG Bands.

Colonel Don Schofield
THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND
201 MCCHORD STREET
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING WASHINGTON DC 20032-0202
202-767-5225

Colonel Jeff Matthews
USAF BAND OF THE WEST
1860 CARSWELL AVE, SUITE 1
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND TX 78236-5542
210-671-4175
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas

Captain Rafael Toro-Quinones
USAF HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND
86 HICKORY STREET
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS VA 23665-2192
757-225-3274
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia 

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Price
THE USAF ACADEMY BAND
520 OTIS STREET
PETERSON AFB CO 80914-1620
719-556-9947
Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Willen
USAF BAND OF MID-AMERICA
900 CHAPMAN DRIVE
SCOTT AFB IL 62225-5115
618-229-8156
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin

Captain Joseph Hansen
USAF BAND OF THE GOLDEN WEST
551 WALDRON STREET
TRAVIS AFB CA 94535-5000
707-424-1150
Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Major Michael Hoerber
USAF BAND OF THE PACIFIC-ASIA (Japan)
UNIT 5075
APO AP 96328-5000
011-81-311-755-3368
Alaska, Hawaii

Lieutenant Colonel Cristina Moore-Urrutia
UNITED STATES AIR FORCES IN EUROPE BAND (Germany)
UNIT 4965
APO AE 09094-3486
011-49-631-536-0165

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