3N1X1 – REGIONAL BAND AFSC

Updated: April 2021

What does a 3N1X1 do?

Manages, supervises, and performs as an instrumentalist, music arranger, vocalist, or audio and lighting engineer in military band activities.

Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 3N1X1?

Tech School

None

CCAF

Music

What Does the 3N1X1 Duty Badge Look Like?

Band Badge

What are the Demographics for the 3N1X1 Career Field?

Male

288

75.2%

Female

95

24.8%

Total: 338


What are the Requirements to Become a 3N1X1?

ASVAB

Administrative: 21

OR

General: 24

Strength

40 lbs


What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 3N1X1?

Instrumentalists perform on one or more musical instruments in a variety of musical performing units to include (but not limited to): marching band, concert band, jazz band, popular music ensemble, quintet, quartet, or soloist. Arrangers adapt music into customized musical arrangements and create original music for various musical ensembles. Vocalists read, sing, and memorize vocal parts for public performance. Vocalists perform in a variety of musical performing units to include (but not limited to): chorus, popular musical ensemble, jazz band, country band, quartet, and soloist. Audio Engineers operate and maintain audio reinforcement, recording, lighting, video, and multimedia equipment used during rehearsals and performances. All members of this career field drill with the marching band and execute commands based on drum major verbal or non-verbal direction while playing and carrying a musical instrument. All members perform under conductor, NCOIC, section leader or drum major direction.

Plans, organizes, directs, and inspects band activities. Members analyze musical requirements and provide appropriate musical support. Members plan, schedule, and coordinate rehearsals, ceremonies, master class, and performances. Members advise higher authority on band status, equipment maintenance and requirements, personnel training, and operational efficiency. Members manage unit administrative and support functions such as Operations, Administration, Publicity, Resources and Auditions.


What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 3N1X1?

Knowledge. The following knowledge is mandatory as indicated:

For instrumentalists, knowledge is mandatory of musical conducting, rehearsal techniques, transpositions, and the ability to read printed music.

For vocalists, knowledge is mandatory of musical conducting, rehearsal techniques, transpositions, the ability to read printed music, and the ability to sing in a foreign language.

For librarians, knowledge is mandatory of library science and the ability to read printed music.

For arrangers, knowledge is mandatory of music theory, transpositions, capabilities of instruments authorized for Air Force bands, and the ability to arrange and compose music using industry standard software.

For audio engineers, knowledge is mandatory of sound reinforcement theory and application, lighting, video, and multimedia technology.

Education. The following education is desirable as indicated:

For entry into this specialty as an instrumentalist, vocalist or arranger, completion is desirable of courses in music theory, music history, harmony, ear training, and transposition of music.

For entry into this specialty as a librarian completion is desirable of courses in music history and library sciences.

For audio engineers, completion is desirable of courses in electronics, recording techniques, and musical editing.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated.

  • 3N151X. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3N131X. Also, experience performing as an instrumentalist, music arranger, vocalist, or audio and lighting engineer.
  • 3N171X. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3N151X. Also, qualification as an instrumentalist, music arranger, vocalist, or audio and lighting engineer. Also, experience performing with, bands, choruses, or similar groups.
  • 3N191. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3N171X. Also, experience directing and planning functions such as providing musical services, training musical groups, performing administrative functions; and experience performing with bands, choruses, or similar groups.

What Are the Different Specialties (Shredouts) for 3N1X1?

A             Clarinet

B             Saxophone

C             Bassoon

D             Oboe

E              Flute and Piccolo

F              Horn

G             Cornet and Trumpet

H             Baritone and Euphonium

J              Trombone

K             Tuba

L              Percussion

M            Piano

N             Guitar

P             Music Arranger

Q             Bagpipe

R             Vocalist

S              Elect/Strg Bass

U             Steel Guitar

V             Audio and Lighting Engineer

Z              Instrumentalist, General (ANG Bands)

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JB Prl Hbr-Hickam, Hawaii
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Offutt, Nebraska
  • Peterson, Colorado
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131A?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131B?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Yokota, Japan

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131C?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131D?

  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Scott, Illinois

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131F?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131G?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131J?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California
  • Yokota, Japan

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131K?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Peterson, Colorado
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131L?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131M?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131N?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131P?

  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131R?

  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Travis, California

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131S?

  • JB Prl Hbr-Hickam, Hawaii
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3N131V?

  • JBSA Lackland, Texas

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