Band Leader Resume Template

Band leaders are trained orchestral conductors who have chosen to specialize in leading big band groups mainly consisting of brass, wind and reed instrumentalists and percussionists.  They can lead small groups to large groups in schools,, parade civic bands and swing bands in ballrooms.  Endowed with high leadership qualities and showmanship personalities, Band Leaders are musicians who can read musical notations on the fly and do their own big band interpretations of orchestral, chamber and modern music.  A portfolio of recorded band performance can help your resume.

Band Leader Resume Template

Greg F. Ayres

Santa Monica, CA

Phone: 310-324-4435


To be the resident band leader in a large ballroom or nightclub

Summary of Qualification

  • 6 years of musical experience as a band leader in various groups, starting from high school bands on parade grounds
  • Excellent leadership, showmanship and interpersonal skills.
  • Portfolio of orchestral band performances available upon request or during the interview.

2004 – Present:  Band Leader, Los Angles Civic Auditorium

  • Select band music appropriate to the talents and strengths of the band
  • Develop a particular signature interpretation of the notated musical materials
  • Audition and recommend acceptance of band musicians for the group
  • Schedule, prepare and direct rehearsals.
  • Interpret orchestral scores and adapt to wind and reed instruments in a big band.
  • Meet with composers to discuss interpretations of their work
  • Provide administrative services for the band
  • Liaise and coordinate with parade, concert promoters and booking agents
  • Travel and meet with other band administrators, venue owners and the musicians themselves.


1992 – 1994:  Master of Music in Orchestral Music and Conducting, Conservatory of Music, Princeton University

1989 – 1992: Bachelor of Music in Musicology, Syracuse University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request

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