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House Band Trumpet - Urgent New-Hire

Please read and acknowledge the information below regarding the position and audition process. Minimum age for this position is 21.

Job Description

Princess Cruises is currently searching for qualified and experienced House Band Trumpet players as urgent new-hires for immediate placement onboard.

*Successful candidates hired and processed for onboarding, who are able to join a vessel within 30 days of application, will be eligible for a one-time $250 USD signing bonus.

Interested in becoming one of our House Band Musicians? Think Broadway meets a state of the art recording studio. Our House Band musicians are highly skilled players with world class resumes. All of our house band musicians are excellent sight readers who have theater, concert, studio and stage experience. Think you fit the bill?

We require complete familiarity with many different styles including:
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • Latin
  • Broadway
  • Funk
  • Hip-Hop

House Band Trumpet:
  • Our trumpet players have an impressive range, excellent soloing and ensemble sensibilities, understand dynamics and articulation and bring a Flugelhorn as well as all required mutes


    • *Demonstrate a congenial attitude and ability to work well with others in a close environment
    • *Perform in support of main evening shows and various other events around the ship
    • *Perform up to 5 hrs per day, 7 days per week, as scheduled by the Music Manager and Entertainment management
    • *Enthusiastically participate in required activities including, but not limited to, trainings, drills, safety briefings & duties, in-port manning, meetings, and performances
    • *Demonstrate commitment to Princess Cruises Shared Purpose, Core Values and Cruise Experience


    All House Band Musician positions require:

    • *Minimum 2-years post-secondary Music Studies a plus
    • *Broadway or Musical Theater experience preferred (ie. "Pit" Orchestra)
    • *Excellent knowledge of contemporary musical styles (Top 40 from 1940's to present)
    • *High level of music sight-reading and transposition skills
    • *High level of music performance skills on specific House Band instrument(s)
    • *Proficiency in improvisation is required in a variety of musical performance styles and settings
    • *High level of appropriate professional stage presence for all performances
    • *Self-directed solo rehearsal skills for improvement as required
    • *Ability to use technology to enhance musical performances a plus
    • *Proficiency in the English Language, additional languages a plus
    • *Ability to go beyond being a "side-man performer" to become an "entertainer" preferred
    • *Ability to stand while performing for extended periods of time required
    • *Ability to move between venues quickly with minimal set-up & sound-check

    **Applicants must be 21 years old to work on board
    **Demo video submissions should be clean, frontal shot, with minimal editing and decent audio quality, showing required musical styles and qualifications. Live performances showing audience interaction and engagement are preferred where appropriate.
    **Princess Cruises provides all flights, transfers, and travel accommodations both to and from the ship