USAFA Band and Drum Core

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  1. Se41196

    Se41196 Member

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    I am applying to the USAFA this year and am interested in being in the Academy band. I know sports coaches can pull nominations for their players in order to get them into the school. Would the band directors be able to help out with my admission? Would that be something to look into?
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    You'll sound find this, but nearly everything in the military is "corps" except "reactor core" and "hardcore"
     
  3. falconfamily

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    My understanding is that the band does not have "chips" to recruit members. There are a number of talented musicians who are appointed each year and those who want to play can do so.
     
  4. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    The official Air Force Academy Band is not made up of cadets. It is permanent party enlisted whose only job is to perform with the band. They are the ones who you will see in parades and ceremonies.

    The opportunity for cadets is with the Drum and Bugle Corps. It is not competitive and they recruit from all of the cadets and take anyone willing regardless of experience. It is, however, highly demanding of time and from what I have seen a majority of people who start out in D & B do not continue. Of course, there are exceptions to this and many enjoy the high tempo of activity. I am not sure of the poster 2011's Mom still visits this forum, but her daughter was the Drum Major for D & B and she would have more information if you're interested.

    To answer your original question, no, the band directors wouldn't have any pull for your admission.

    Stealth_81
     
  5. icarus

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    "corny":thumbdown:
     

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