The US Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing jazz for over forty years. Formed in 1969, this eighteen-member group continues the big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. Led by Senior Chief Musician Philip Burlin, the Commodores’ mission includes public concerts, national concert tours, ceremonial support in honoring our veterans, jazz education classes and clinics, and protocol performances for high-level military and civilian government officials.

The Commodores are currently accepting applications for drumset auditions. Materials are due July 22, 2013 and audition dates are scheduled by appointment. Starting annual salary ranges from $56,629 to $64,656 with full benefits and thirty days vacation.

Contact the Navy Band for additional details at [email protected] or 202-433-2840.


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 US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble Seeking Drummer