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ROCKBAND HORN SECTION  /  ONLINE JOB APPLICATION

Please read and acknowledge the information below regarding the position and audition process. Minimal age for this position is 21.
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OVERVIEW:
In the spirit of great horn sections such as the Phoenix Horns, Tower of Power, or even the Bruno Mars Horn Section members of our Horn Sections rehearse together as a unit, join the ship and then WOW our guests with their wall of sound and engaging performances. Strong showmanship is required as these performers LOVE entertaining our guests.
Select Carnival ships feature an augmented trio utilizes up to a 5 piece horn section and some ships feature one horn soloist. Members of the horn section are individually hired for their ensembles, they rehearse for anywhere between one and three weeks in Fort Lauderdale and then join their ship for the remainder of their contract.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Deliver highest quality musical entertainment to our guests in line with Carnival’s brand and live music guidelines.
  • Provide musical support for production shows and variety entertainers.
  • Provide up to five hours of musical entertainment to our guests as scheduled by the ship’s management.
  • Actively participate in assigned activities including, but not limited to trainings, drills, safety briefings, meetings and performances.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Carnival Service Values.
  • Perform ship’s safety function, including “Port Manning”, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • The ability to extend beyond a performer into an entertainer.
  • Musical proficiency in tone, articulation, dynamics, and phrasing comparable to University-level education or higher.
  • Advanced improvisational skills as a musician.
  • Advanced sight reading and transposition skills.
  • Ability and previous experience operating loopers, harmonizers, and programs such as Ableton Live.
  • Knowledge of Top 40 music styles from the 1960s through today.
  • Applicable experience in wedding/bar bands, alongside DJs, pit bands and similar commercial music ensembles.
  • Ability to quickly and effortlessly memorize music under tight timelines.
  • Saxophone:
    • Tenor as a primary horn with professional level Alto proficiency is required.
    • Saxophonists with developed altissimo are preferred.
    • Proficiency with Soprano and Baritone sax is plus!
    • Optional Flute Double: Range must include up to a high C or beyond; the ability to double and triple tongue is preferred.
  • Trumpet:
    • Range: must include up to a high E or beyond.
    • Players with strong experience as a split Lead/2nd player are required.
    • Flugelhorn proficiency is a plus!
  • Trombone:
    • Range: must include at least down to a low E and up to a high C or beyond.
  • Ability to stand while performing for extended periods of time is required.
  • Proficiency in the English language.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Resume outlining previous musical employment, education and performance experience in PDF format.
  • Links to videos that demonstrate the following:
    • Ability to extend beyond a performer into an entertainer.
    • Range and musical technique.
    • Advanced improvisation skills in both jazz and pop music.
    • Previous ensemble experience.
  • Promotional photo.

ROCKBAND HORN SECTION  /  ONLINE JOB APPLICATION

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If you are selected to audition, you will receive an additional email from our Casting Team with further instructions.















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