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Musicians have always been an integral part of the military and that continues with “Vermont’s Own” 40th Army Band. The 40th Army Band tours around the state of Vermont to provide musical entertainment to Soldiers and civilians alike. 

Musicians specialize in one (or more) of the following instruments: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, percussion, trumpet, guitar, piano, vocals or as music technicians. 

They are not just a concert band but a marching band, a rock band, a jazz band and woodwind quintet. Continue your music career while supporting the nation and your state by joining the 40th Army Band.


Job Duties:

  • Perform in all musical ensembles, including (but not limited to) marching band, ceremonial band, concert band, rock band, and woodwind quintet. 
  • Provide musical support for ceremonies including, change of command, funeral honors, memorial services, and other special events. 
  • Perform Christmas, Independence Day, Fair, and other concerts throughout the year. 


Job training for the Army musician consists of 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training (BCT) followed by 10 weeks of Advanced Individualized Training (AIT) at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, VA. The training includes private music instruction, marching training and performance techniques. After completion, Soldiers are MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) qualified for their primary instrument. 

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