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Postby Carnival of Venice » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:31 pm

Just saw this on their facebook wall today. Thought Id post it for anyone who didnt know/interested.
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Re: The Presidents Own

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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:23 pm

Male weight standards:
Height (inches) 72
Weight (pounds) Maximum 202


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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby bort » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:41 pm

What is the max age?
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby Bob Kolada » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:29 pm

Three Valves wrote:
Male weight standards:
Height (inches) 72
Weight (pounds) Maximum 202


RATS!!


Height elitists!


go army beat navy anyway :mrgreen:
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:52 pm

Fat Bigots!!

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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby Ace » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:37 pm

I'm 26 lbs over the weight limit, and am 51 years over the age limit. Oh, I also don't play well enough to meet the USMC requirements. Sigh. What the heck, I didn't really want to be back in the military again.

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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby Carnival of Venice » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:01 pm

I have always wondered (and if you are/were in a military band, I apologize if this offends. I've just always wondered/never knew),

I get that you have to be in physical shape but if they are in service for just "The Presidents Own" and don't go through basic training, why is the a height/weight requirement?
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby ZMan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:12 am

No matter which band you audition for, you still have to meet the physical standards to be a marine.
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby happyroman » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:34 am

Bob Kolada wrote:
Three Valves wrote:
Male weight standards:
Height (inches) 72
Weight (pounds) Maximum 202


RATS!!


Height elitists!


go army beat navy anyway :mrgreen:


This was simply an example. According to their website, the Marines accept males as short as 58" tall. In this example, the max weight for a male 72" tall is 202. The weight allowance is increased or reduced based on height. This is the same as when I was in the Air Force, and my max allowable weight was 193, based on my height.

http://www.military.com/military-fitnes ... ght-charts
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby Jerryleejr » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:41 am

bort wrote:What is the max age?

For those with no prior service it's 29 but can be waived up to 34, However after 20 years of service 12 of which was with the marines I can tell you they can make exceptions if they want you bad enough.

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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby MartyNeilan » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:56 am

Most of the excerpts look like that would work better on a BBb

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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby Three Valves » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:14 pm

I "identify" as being a fit, talented, young man.

Therefore entitling me to the same benefits as if I actually were!!
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby Carnival of Venice » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:20 pm

For the excerpts, would it be a safe bet to learn both octaves (especially for Stars and Stripes)? Or is there a certain octave they are looking for?
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby TubaNerd88 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:32 pm

Carnival of Venice wrote:For the excerpts, would it be a safe bet to learn both octaves (especially for Stars and Stripes)? Or is there a certain octave they are looking for?


Having taken the previous two "President's Own" auditions, I can tell you from experience that they generally prefer the bottom octave. It's never a bad thing to learn both octaves though!
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby thevillagetuba » Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:39 pm

Carnival of Venice wrote:For the excerpts, would it be a safe bet to learn both octaves (especially for Stars and Stripes)? Or is there a certain octave they are looking for?


Their audition packet states to prepare the lower octaves unless otherwise marked in the excerpt. Both couldn't hurt, though.
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby russiantuba » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:02 pm

Carnival of Venice wrote:For the excerpts, would it be a safe bet to learn both octaves (especially for Stars and Stripes)? Or is there a certain octave they are looking for?


Something a current member in this tuba section (not sure who is retiring or if it is an open spot) told me about these excerpts a few years back is to always learn both octaves, even if a specific one is asked. Something else I was told is not to learn just the excerpts provided, but the entire piece. They sometimes will use other parts of the piece to test sightreading skills, and asking for an octave that isn't "required" will also show flexibility.
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby InTuneBb » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:04 pm

There's relocation involved for anyone who wins a position with the Marine Band, right? Except those who live in the area I'm guessing.
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby JCradler » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:20 pm

All,
Just a reminder to send in your application materials earlier rather than later so we can plan for the audition as well as possible. So far we have 6 completed applications. Just a hunch, but I'm thinking there will be more than that!
Thanks,and let me know if there are questions.
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Re: The Presidents Own

Postby JCradler » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:25 pm

1 week to go! Please send in your paperwork asap. Good luck to all who are making the trip. Side note; there is a great deal of construction happening near the Barracks lately. I recommend parking under the freeway between 7th and 8th SE. Enter on 8th St. I believe it is a 4 hour limit on the meters and you can pay with a smartphone app or good old fashioned coins.
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