Musician Enlistment Option Program (MEOP)

Members of Marine Corps musical units become part of a proud, storied tradition, while playing their chosen instruments and serving the country as a United States Marine.

You  will have the opportunity to serve with one of the 10 renowned Marine Corps bands throughout the world, or “The Commandant’s Own” Marine Drum & Bugle Corps in Washington DC.

In addition to performing with your primary instrument, there are additional opportunities to become Bandmasters, Small Ensemble Leaders, Enlisted Conductors, Drum Majors, and Instrument Repair Technicians. Marine musicians can also apply to become Band Officers, who serve as the principal conductor and are ultimately responsible for the quality, morale and musical vision of the unit.