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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

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How hard is it to get into a 900 (musical performance) division?

My son has been in school choirs since the 5th grade, and has sung (bass) in his schools' top level choirs since his sophomore year. He loves singing, and is eager for another chance to sing.

When they ask recruits about musical experience, how much competition is there to get into a 900 (band, choir and flag team) division? Are there tryouts, or do they just take their word for it that they have experience? And how do they find time to rehearse and perform in addition to the other boot camp stuff they are supposed to be learning?

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Arwen - my son was in the 900 division called triple threat (choir, band and rifles) He graduated boot camp 5/9/08 and is still in school - he is in prototype, the last phase of nuke school. He was in choir all thru high school - concert choir, Madrigals and show choir. I will have to ask him when I talk to him - but I think in the first few days of processing they do ask if they have any experience in choir and marching. They sing at their PIR and the two preceeding. They (at least when he was in last year) practiced every Saturday morning from 7:30 - 12:00, then on the Thurs preceeding the PIR's they had practice then also. I do think they look at the ASVAB scores a little and that they are in decent shape. They do miss some of the PT and training, so have to be all the ball and able to keep up or even ahead. He also had a "leadership position" within his division (he said - I didn't volunteer - but you don't say no). He was "port watch section leader", which meant he scheduled all 86 sailors in his division for watches throughout the night, including having to get up at midnight each night to "log in" the new day. Back to the choir - there were only 12 in it - 7 females and 5 males. He enjoyed it - said at least at the practices you actually got to talk and were pretty laid back. They sang several songs, I don't remember what. there used to be a 900 moms group on here - you may want to check it for something more recent. If you have any other questions, let me know.


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