Band Officer - 42C
- Active/Reserve:Active Duty
Every year, the Army band program selects one or two highly qualified individuals via competitive auditions to serve as Army bands officers. These officers rotate through a variety of positions, including associate conductor, administrator and instructor at the Armed Forces School of Music. After several years of experience, a band officer may also serve as commander and principal conductor of an Army band.
Job training for a band officer requires completion of the Officer Basic Course, where you'll learn leadership skills used in leading and managing an Army band.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
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