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USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby Colby Fahrenbacher » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:56 pm

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band announces an immediate vacancy for tuba. Audition materials are due Friday, July 3rd. The live audition will be held Friday, August 14th at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. For more information, refer to our audition poster and our audition requirements.

Preliminary Excerpts
A) SOLO of applicant’s choice
B) KING: Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (second ending before second strain to second ending before Trio, take the repeat)
C) GRAINGER: Lincolnshire Posey – Rufford Park Poachers (pick-up to rehearsal 51 to rehearsal 68, bottom octave)
D) BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dance Music (EXCERPT 1: rehearsal 54 to two measures before rehearsal 69; EXCERPT 2: rehearsal 74 to two measures before rehearsal 90)
E) Remainder of material may be excerpts and/or small ensemble recording’s of choice.

I am happy to answer any questions people have about the audition and the job.
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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby ZMan » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:18 pm

Army National Guard musicians are not eligible.
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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby Josh7e » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:51 pm

How much "remainder of material" would be appropriate for the recorded round?
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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby Colby Fahrenbacher » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:12 pm

The guidelines that I provided in my original post only roughly outline the recording requirements. The link that I provided for the audition requirements gives more detail. Specifically, we would like for the length of candidates' tapes to be no shorter than 10 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. So, the "remainder of material" would be what would put your tape between 10 and 20 minutes after your solo and excerpts recording.

Hope this helps!
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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby Josh7e » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:14 am

Sure does! Thanks!
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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby Jeff Keller » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:29 pm

Active Duty military members and prior service members are not eligible for this audition.

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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby tubaport » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:27 pm

It's ok, Jeff. They'll probably have everyone pay their way to come out to an audition, only to not hire anyone due to an air force hiring freeze ;-) just my 2 cents...
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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby Three Valves » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:39 pm

Why should those who already have jobs holding auditions for positions they can't fill suffer??

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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby Phillip B » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:45 am

Since 2009 every Air Force Career Field tuba audition has resulted in a hire. This will be the 3rd audition at Langley AFB in that time. In 2009 they hired 2 tubists, and in 2012 they hired Colby. My 2 cents say they will hire, and it's too bad some people seem to be ineligible for this one because it will be a good gig for someone.
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Re: USAF Heritage of America Band Tuba Vacancy

Postby Colby Fahrenbacher » Thu May 14, 2015 9:31 am

There's still lots of time left to put together your tapes, and if you are still on the fence about sending in a tape, I wanted to let you know that you occasionally we get some awesome opportunities to solo with the various ensembles at the USAF Heritage of America Band. For example, last April I had the honor of playing the first movement from Rolf Wilhelm's Concertino for Tuba and Wind Ensemble (video evidence: https://youtu.be/iLexuY6DruA). This is not the first, nor the last chance I will have to solo in my Air Force career. Just some food for thought!
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