Thank you for signing up for the Sept 1st 2012 Auditions at True North!
We want you to know exactly what you’re getting into. Here are a few more details:
A commitment to the band is a service to the True North community. We communicate via email through a website called Planning Center Online - we mentioned earlier about being email savvy. This is non-negotiable.
If and when you're placed on the schedule, you will be required to attend a rehearsal on Thursday evening (6pm) these Thursday rehearsals usually last anywhere from two to three hours. Our Thursday rehearsals are not the time to “learn” songs. You’ll be expected to know the songs, arrangements, and changes prior to rehearsals. Thursdays afford an opportunity to sound check and run through the material as a band.
The Sunday services are as follows: 9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am & 7:30pm. When placed on the schedule, you are expected to play each of these services.
In addition to the rehearsal during the week, there two short "run through" sessions held before the first Morning and Evening services on Sunday. These sessions helps to finalize the prior rehearsals, solidify important transitions and to learn new material for the evening service.
Punctuality is another non-negotiable. That includes rehearsals, run-throughs, and Sundays.
Honesty is our policy. When you audition we’ll let you know exactly what we think. We critique each other so we can better improve, not to bring people down.
We want you to know that if you're selected to play, your role entails more than just "being a musician". It is our goal on a Sunday to create an environment where people can worship God distraction free. We do that by practicing & performing with excellence. We set the bar high because we believe our worship should be quality.
Being a part of the team provides an opportunity for the musicians in our community to lead the church in worship as well as a chance to exercise musical talent and ability.
We believe each member of the band should reflect Christ like character on and off stage. It is our hope that by being a member of the team you have the opportunity to serve the church & God with your talent and time.
There are three things to audition: 2 Songs (White Flag / Faithful Over Us) and 1 minute to express yourself musically. The song files are below. The 1 minute is to show us something other than a worship song.
Things to bring to the audition:
Drummers - Sticks, Cymbals (hi hats, crash, ride), and Snare
Guitarists - Guitar, Pedals, Amp (if you prefer your own)
Bassists - Guitar, Pedals
Pianists - Keyboard (an 88 key stage piano is available if you don't want to bring your own)
Other Instruments - Instrument, a pick-up/mic for instrument (if you have)
Vocalists - your voice!