Horn Section Musicians Wanted For Cruise Ship Contracts- Saxophone/Trumpet/Trombone
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.
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.
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.
Ability to stand while performing for extended periods of time is required.
Proficiency in the English language.
Tenor as a primary horn with professional level Alto proficiency is required.
Saxophonists with developed altissimo are preferred.
Flute Double: Range must include up to a high C or beyond.
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!
Range: must include at least down to a low E and up to a high C or beyond.
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.
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