As the Director of Music within a Naval Reserve Division, you will have administrative and musical control of the band, under the authority of your Commanding Officer. You will be expected to manage all band activities, ensuring a state of readiness for all engagements assigned to you. It is likely that some of these engagements will not be in your immediate area; you will thus need to make travel arrangements and travel yourself with the band. The training and professional development of the musicians under your orders will be the other essential aspect of your tasks.
What they do
The primary functions of the members of the Director of Music military occupation are to command and conduct Naval Reserve bands. Directors of Music must prepare the members of their band for any engagement assigned to them, and conduct or supervise performances, be they concerts, parades or other ceremonial functions. They may be called upon to write arrangements of specific pieces as required. Being the sole officer within their band, they are also required to gain and apply knowledge in general and military administration, public relations, human resources, career management, supply procedures, and protocol. Directors of Music are musical advisors to their home unit.