The Unofficial, Civilian-Owned Fansite of The 338th U.S. Army Band

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The 338th Army Reserve Band is stationed in Whitehall, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and in Livonia, Michigan. The band is always on the lookout for excellent musicians capable of the demanding standards inherent to public performance. There are several steps to serving in the U.S. Army and additional steps for serving in the U.S. Army Band Program. Army Band personnel perform the same Basic Training and must meet the same standards as all U.S. Army personnel.

In a Nutshell

If you, or someone you know, are interested in serving your country and have the skills to serve as an Army musician, this short list will help you decide what steps to take. The following steps comprise a very brief synopsis of joining the 338th Army Band.

  • Contact the 338th Army Band or the Army Bands Recruiting Liaison in your area.
  • Audition for 338th Army Band cadre. Not everyone passes the audition on their first attempt; but, the feedback received can help a musician learn what areas need improvement for further auditions with the band.
  • Determine if you are fit for duty in the U.S. Army.
  • Enlist in the U.S. Army and Complete Basic Training (10 weeks). All Army musicians who have passed the audition enlist with the rank of Specialist (E-4).
  • Complete a four-week Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at the Combined Forces School of Music.
  • Perform monthly drill and two-week annual training


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