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02-21-06, 08:01 PM #1
Anyone around here going into the more musical side of the Corps?
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02-21-06, 09:00 PM #2
Your indications are that you are allready in the Poolee program, is this correct? In order to qualify for the musical MOS you need a audition tape made. I highly recommend that you have a professional tape made it will be well worth it for you. When I was on recruiting duty we would arrange for audtions either via tape or have the prspective music majors audition live at either Headquarters Marine Corp 8th and Aye streets. The oldest post of the Corps. Or in rare occations if the Presidents own or the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps were traveling we would arrange an audition while they were on the road. I put three music majors in the Corps. These individuals possested a degree in music. You aren't old enuogh to have a degree yet. This doesn't mean that you would not qualify for musician in the Corps. If you are playing instruments at high school you can probablt get your music director or someone to arrange a taping sestion. Please IM me if you have any questions. Don't discount yourself out of this because you live in MO either. The Presidents own and the drum and Bugle Corps travel alot. Good luck to you young lady I wish you well.
02-21-06, 10:18 PM #3
I am a poolee, going into the Commandant's Own, the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. I auditioned about 3 weeks ago for a SSgt that travels around and listens to potential recruits. I scored well enough that I had the option to go the Marine Band route (the 12 "regional" bands, not the President's Own) or the Commandant's Own, since I could also play a baritone bugle. Keep in mind that I was not a music major, and have never marched in a drum and bugle corps before, although I did put in my time in marching band, jazz band, concert band, etc.
It can't hurt to audition.
02-22-06, 04:22 AM #4
This is good information. I am glad that you got to do that. Good luck to you in the Commandant's Own.
02-22-06, 06:40 PM #5
A little something you may not know about what the Band does. I spent some time with a HQ unit in Iraq. Certain personell were specially trained and brought over to provide security for our Command Post. Thats right...it was the Band.
Thats really all I know about it but if you have specific questions I can find out for you...just ask.
PS: If you make it through Boot and into the Band you will probably be a SSgt before I am!!!
02-22-06, 07:22 PM #6
i was auditioned by a GySgt who is stationed out in Belton... He said i scored high enough... I didnt want the presidents own... so Im content...
02-23-06, 05:50 AM #7
Congratulations. Now is there a selection process or do you have it? Let us know there have been new processes introduced over the years.
02-23-06, 04:41 PM #8
I'm not sure... He said I had a spot in one of the bands... But you never can really be sure... I don't know if they've changed my MOS on my contract or not... I'll have to talk to my recruiter about that... But I'll keep you posted...
02-23-06, 04:48 PM #9
Thank you for keeping the updates coming in. It will probably be a new contract if you had already signed another one. SO it may take a few days.
02-23-06, 05:08 PM #10
i signed a contract in june and passed my audition in july... so i think it's been more than a few days... hmmmm... ill talk to him when i see him saturday....
03-31-06, 08:43 PM #11
Hey, whatever happened with this situation? What instrument do you play? Good luck to you whatever happens!
03-31-06, 09:29 PM #12
it's still kinda wierd... i play french horn and thanks.. i need it...
04-01-06, 11:04 PM #13
does anyone know anything about Mike Company's graduation on 4/28/06
04-01-06, 11:41 PM #14Originally Posted by JennMary10
That said, I was under the impression that Marine Band members did not go through Recruit Training...but according to these testimonials they do. What gives?
04-01-06, 11:50 PM #15
The Presidents Own doesn't go through Recruit Training. They go through an indoctrination to learn about History, Customs, and Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps. When they are completed with this training they are promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. I hope this helps and didn't confuse you.
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