True enough, but military bands everywhere have a lot in common, and there are hungry musicians everywhere looking for a gig! Having been a military musician for 15 years, I've had the privilege to work alongside plenty of foreign military bands whose gigs (and audition processes) are not so different from mine. That's also why I didn't bring up physical fitness - those are standards that can change drastically from one country to another. I once played a military tattoo with a band from Bermuda who had a woman in it who was easily over 300 lbs! Reedy, I'm glad you've done your homework. So many people don't and end up in a situation they aren't ready for, and their unhappiness can really bring the others they work with down. Good luck preparing for your audition, and let us know how it goes!