Marine Corps Will Be in Attendance Seeking Musically Inclined Recruits This Weekend at the Freeport Recreation Center
April, 2016 (Freeport, NY) — With the 5th Annual NY Guitar Show & Exposition (#NYGuitarShow) coming up at the Freeport Recreation Center (130 E. Merrick Rd) THIS WEEKEND- SAT + SUN April 23 & 24, 2016 in Freeport, Long Island, musicians looking to join a higher calling as part of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Music Enlistment Option Program will have their chance to do so, as they will be in attendance seeking dedicated new recruits!
The Musician Enlistment Option Program (MEOP) presents the rare opportunity to serve our nation as an exemplary musician and elite warrior. Those who have what it takes physically, mentally and musically will make freedom ring throughout the world.
Marine musicians perform throughout the continental United States and internationally – from Beijing to Sydney to Paris – serving as musical ambassadors of the United States Marine Corps. Working as full-time musicians for full-time pay, Marine musicians perform for the President, senators and dignitaries in prestigious venues around the world. They also receive steady promotions and have the opportunity to attend advanced training at military music school or instrument repair school.
The United States Marine Band is the premier band of the United States Marine Corps. Established by act of Congress on July 11, 1798, it is the oldest of the United States military bands and the oldest professional musical organization in the United States.
Members of each Marine Corps musical unit become part of a storied tradition, following in the footsteps of legendary Marine musicians like John Philip Sousa and other talented artists who, for more than 200 years, have called themselves Marines. If selected, you will have the opportunity to serve with “The Commandant’s Own” Marine Drum & Bugle Corps in Washington DC, or with one of the 10 renowned Marine Corps bands throughout the world.
Marine Musicians who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities will have the opportunity to apply for a diverse selection of leadership roles. Small Ensemble Leaders, Enlisted Conductors, Drum Majors, and Instrument Repair Technicians are all positions filled by band members. Marine Bandsmen can also apply to become Band Officers, who serve as the principal conductor and are ultimately responsible for the quality and morale of the unit.
So if you’re a dedicated musician who thinks they have what it takes to join the ranks of one of the nation’s proudest military traditions as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Musician Enlistment Option Program, speak with a recruiter at the NY Guitar Show & Exposition this SAT + SUN April 23 & 24 at the Freeport Recreation Center- 130 E. Merrick Rd, Freeport!
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More About the New York Guitar Show & Exposition:
The New York Guitar Show & Exposition features new, vintage and used instruments & amps, local dealers/music stores, retailers, custom builders and major manufacturers. Everyone attending can participate and enjoy everything the Expo has to offer in some way!
Guitar players and enthusiasts will have their chance to buy, sell, and trade with a wide range of dealers and collectors which include industry giants Taylor Guitars, D’Addario Guitar Strings and Gbase as well as Premier Guitar, Supro Amps, All Music Inc. and MORE from gear manufacturers to custom builders. With 10,000 sq. ft. of guitars, gear, and a private pedal & amp room it is the place to be for serious players or those just getting into their groove!
The Expo has expanded substantially since its initial inception. Founder Richard Johnson said recently of this year’s show “Our fifth year is going to be larger and better than ever as new sponsors and media partners join in on what is now the fastest growing Guitar Show on the east coast, tripling in size since our inception in 2012!”.