Skill Level 1 Performs various styles of music, including: marching band, ceremonial band, concert band, classical, jazz, ethnic, and popular music compositions. Performs on a musical instrument in a variety of ensembles, ranging from solo performance to full concert band. Tunes an instrument to a given pitch. Transposes moderately easy music. Discriminates and matches pitch. Performs operator maintenance on a musical instrument. Augments local security during periods of heightened combat intensity as required.
Skill Level 2 Performs previously listed duties and provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel. Performs duties in administration, training, supply, and/or operations as required.
Skill Level 3 Performs previously listed duties. Organizes, instructs, and trains a section or consolidated section of related instrumentalists. Instructs section members in marching band movements. Supervises section operator maintenance. Counsels and evaluates section/squad members. Performs as Drum Major. Repairs instruments. Serves as audio/recording operator or librarian.
Skill Level 4 Performs previously listed duties. Supervises band support positions (administrative, supply, operations/training). Trains and leads the stage band. Assists with concert band training.
Skill Level 5 Performs duties shown in preceding levels of skill, and provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel. Advises the commander on all aspects of band operations and serves as the band commander in the absence of the band commander. Acts as principal enlisted conductor of the band.