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12 Bands:

Quantico, VA Cherry Point, NC Camp LeJeune, NC
Parris Island, SC Albany, GA New Orleans, LA
29 Palms, CA San Diego, CA Mirimar, CA
Camp Pendleton, CA Kaneoe Bay, HI Okinawa, Japan

Also, 4 marine billets with NATO band in Naples, Italy

50 Enlisted and One Band Officer in each band


Oboe Flute/Piccolo French Horn Tuba Piano
Bassoon Saxophone Euphonium Percussion Guitar
Clarinet Trumpet Trombone Electric Bass  
Soprano Bugle Mellophone Baritone Bugle Contra Bass Bugle  

Ensembles In Each Band:

Concert Band Marching Band Jazz Band and Jazz Combo
Rock Band / Show Band Dixieland Band Woodwind / Brass Quintets

Audition Requirements:
- All major scales from memory
- Prepared solo, NOT band music
- Sight reading in various styles
- Drummers must perform 26 Standard American Rudiments from memory
- Drummers perform on snare drum, drum set, and mallets
- Piano / Guitar / Bass must be able to read chord symbol notation - "chord changes"

School of Music:
Located in Virginia Beach, 6 months long. Marines are provided instruments
at both the school, and in their bands.