Band of the West, an all-youth band that is a commissioned unit of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, is seeking a part-time band director with conducting experience to lead a unique ensemble that is the only band of its kind in the country.
Our ideal candidate is:
generally available Saturday mornings for rehearsals in either Redwood City, CA (pre-pandemic) or Mountain View, CA (interim). Duration is generally 2 hours or less.
available for weekend performances about six times a year, including the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and on Veterans Day.
Band of the West is a full-fledged military-themed youth Service Band that includes buglers and color guard. We are an all-volunteer unit and are frequently called and perform over half-dozen times a year, at public and private veterans-related and military-related events in the Bay Area. We have our own extensive music library containing over 100 pieces of purchased music; our repertoire includes military marches, ceremonial songs, concert band classics, popular new arrangements, contemporary pop/rock/R&B medleys and film score music. Our cadet players, ages 12-18, draw from all over the Bay Area and are highly motivated young people with skill, poise and leadership.
A stipend is available per service. No military experience is necessary. Our band is not affiliated with a school and is an independent organization.
This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates, retiring/retired, or active directors desiring a low time commitment.