To join the 63rd Army Band, you also have to join the New Jersey Army National Guard. As a Private First Class in your first year in the New Jersey Army National Guard, you'll start earning a steady part-time salary as soon as you sign up. Members of the Army National Guard have many benefits made available to them. Some of these include:
- 63rd Army Bandal benefits, such as free college tuition at any New Jersey state college or university; C.L.E.P. testing and several different college scholarship programs for you and your dependents
- Free meals, medical care, uniforms, and housing while on duty
- Post Exchange and Commissary privileges for tax-free shopping
- Theme park admission discounts
- Incentive and space available flights
- Free Hunting and Fishing licenses
- Year-round FREE beach privileges at our beach on the ocean at Sea Girt
The New Jersey Army National Guard gives you the time to go to school or to a full time job, pays you a salary while you're there, and helps pay for schooling. All you need to give in return is one weekend per month and 2 weeks each summer doing what you like doing best - making music! Of course, you'll also be required to participate in some military training activities, but most of your time with us will be spent in performing public concerts, marching in parades and providing music for state and military functions.
The 63rd Army Band will supply you with a top-quality instrument, while you supply us with your talent and desire. Besides making new friends and appearing before thousands of cheering people each year, you get the opportunity to become a member of New Jersey's premier military musical unit.