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United States Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors

FIELD 55 -MUSIC

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Marines in the music OccF1d provjde music to support military ceremonies, official functions, community relations, personnel procurement programs, and troop "esprit de corps." In combat, musical units continue musical functions and augment security on a temporary basis during periods of heightened combat intensity when use of the band in its primary role is impractical. Marines entering this OccFld will receive MOS 5500, Basic Musician. All OccFld 5500 MOSs are assigned and voided by authority of the CMC (MM). Mariines enlisting under the Musician Enlisted Option Program (MEOP) may be required to attend the Music Basic Course at the School of Music after having completed recruit training and Marine Combat Training (MCT) (See MCO 1130.54). Assignment to a Marine Corps Band follows successful completion of the Basic Course. Career Marine musicians may return to the School of Music for advanced technical training or complete the Instrument Repair Course provided through a civilian school. The opportunity to participate in a formal apprenticeship program leading to receipt of Department of Labor Certification of Apprenticeship may be available in some MOSs within OccFld 55. Refer to MCO 1550.22 for specific information concerning this program.

Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under this occupational field:

5511 --Member, "The President's Own," United States Marine Band

5512 --Member, "The Commadant's Own," U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

5517 --Bandmaster

5519 --Enlisted Conductor

5521 --Drum Major

5522 --Small Ensemble Leader

5523 --Instrument Repair Technician

5524 --Musician

5526 --Musician, Oboe

5528 --Musician, Bassoon

5534 --Musician, Clarinet

5536 --Musician, Flute/Piccolo

5537 --Musician, Saxophone

5541 --Musician, Trumpet

5543 --Musician, Euphonium

5544 --Musician, Horn

5546 --Musician, Trombone

5547 --Musician, Tuba/Sousaphone

5548 --Musician, Electric Bass

5563 --Musician, Percussion (Drums, Tympani, and Mallets)

5566 --Musician, Guitar

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