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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000787.txt from 2002/06

From: "David S. Naden" <dnaden@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: [kl] Navy Band
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 23:57:46 -0400

In reply to Lawrence Whitney:

In ALL military service bands, the players are ALL enlisted. In the DC
bands, members hold the enlisted ranks of E-5 and above.

The only officers are the band commander, the deputy commander, and in the
case of the DC bands, there may be additional staff officers.

David S. Naden, MMus
Former member, 661 Us Air Force "Band of Flight"

-----Original Message-----
From: Lawrence Whitney [mailto:phoenix_811@-----.com]
Subject: RE: [kl] Navy Band

The members and conductors in all of the DC bands are a different matter
however. They are ALL officers of various ranks.

Larry Whitney

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Hausmann [mailto:bhausmann1@-----.net]
Subject: Re: [kl] Navy Band

At 09:46 PM 6/21/2002 -0500, Kevin Callahan wrote:
>Uhm... topic, topic... Does anyone know any thing about the Navy band? I
get
>appointed midshipman at Rice University in January, and since my minor is
>music, I'm wondering, is there anyway I can continue my playing while I'm
>in? Oh, yes, and is there a difference between enlisted players and officer
>players?

If I am not mistaken, in military bands there ARE NO officer players. All
players are enlisted; DIRECTORS are officers, or in some cases, warrant
officers. At one point in my Air Force career I heard they were looking
for band directors, but the personnel people made it VERY clear to me that
I would NEVER be released from duty as a flying officer to be a band
director.

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.net
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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