We appreciate your interest in BC Worship. We know that auditioning can be an intimidating experience, but don’t stress—we want you to be comfortable.
You will audition individually and will be working with a very small group of team members.
If you are currently involved at another church, we ask that you stay committed to that church. If you have recently made BC your church home, we ask that you attend our Nxt_ class to learn about our core values before auditioning. We look forward to meeting you and hope you have a great audition.
For more information on our worship team, contact Michele DeNunzio directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your audition, we will have you pick two out of the four songs below to either sing or play. As an instrumentalist, you will play both songs while a singer and drummer or bassist accompany you. As a vocalist, you will sing one song as the lead vocal, and one song as a background vocalist singing a harmony while one of our lead singers accompanies you. The choice will be yours as to which songs to lead or harmonize to. You will receive an invite from Planning Center (our scheduling/administrative site/app) for the audition. On the Planning Center page, you will be able to access chord charts, instrumental tutorials, vocal harmony tutorials, vocal cues that tell you what and where to sing, mp3's of the songs you chose, and the click track for the songs you chose. This is what we will expect you to learn for your audition.
• Please make sure you know your parts on all four required songs (above)
• We play from chord charts, rarely from scored music
• We are looking to know that you can learn your part from listening to a recording
• Don’t overplay—we don’t need you to shred, drum solo, or slap bass
• Be able to receive direction/criticism, even if you don’t agree with the suggestion
• Pay attention to your tone and pedals—delay and distortion—making sure that they line up appropriately with the musical style of BC. We don't use effects like chorus or flange
• Stick to lead or rhythm for the entire song—don't alternate
• Know how to use a capo
• Pay attention to strumming/picking patterns. We generally play very straight, not using a lot of patterns
• There is no need to shred. We ask that you’d play lead guitar parts on 1 song, and rhythm guitar parts on 1 song. (if playing electric) In regards to gear, we have set pedals/amps that we use on stage every week. This allows us to have a consistent sound week in and week out. If you make the team, you will be asked to use the pedals we have provided. For the audition, if you would feel more comfortable using your pedals you may use them.
• Be in sync with the drummer. Really lock in with the kick patterns in the songs.
• We use a relatively simple set up, consisting of kick, 2 snares (1 on the left side of the hi hat), rack tom, floor tom, hi hat, crash, and ride. Please prepare accordingly. You do not have to play on the side snare if you are not used to playing with one.
• Make sure you really lock in with the bass guitar during your audition. You must also be able to play with a click track. Please bring your own sticks and a tuning key. If you need to change the height of the drums, that is not a problem. However, we ask that you not make major adjustments to the sound/placement of the drums.
• As far as our lead instruments, we usually use electric guitars. Keys are generally supportive so LESS IS MORE.
• For your keyboard audition, you play both of your songs back to back. Keys are VITAL FOR TRANSITIONS, so avoid abrupt silences and strive to connect the end of one song to the beginning of the next.
• We will communicate with you before your audition what key you will be playing the songs in. This will allow you to prepare smooth transitions between the songs.
• There are songs that have DEFINITIVE KEY PARTS, so learn those parts.
• The sounds you can use for your audition are Piano, Strings, Synth Strings, and Pad.
• Whereas we normally play with the above listed instrumentation, on occasion, we incorporate additional instruments, usually for special events/services
• Play like part of the group—beware of overplaying
• You will be required to sing melody and harmony, staying on your respective part. If you are “hearing” a part that significantly varies from how we would sing it, we will more than likely demonstrate an altered part and then ask you to modify your part
• Pay attention to timing and style of vocal movements on the recordings
• Keep vibrato to a minimum
• You will be auditioning to be a part of the ensemble
Depending on the number of auditions, it may take a few weeks to contact everyone.
We are committed to building a church where unchurched people are drawn to Jesus in an irresistible way. Everything we do is designed to reach people far from God & bring them into a growing relationship with Him. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 19:10)
We honor those who have come before us and bless those who come behind. We are a church for every stage of life, thankful for what God has done and anticipating what He will do. (Psalm 145:3-4, Lev 19:32, Ephesians 6:4)
We are convinced that life is not meant to be lived alone, and we are committed to building a culture of authentic community. We recognize our innate need for each other, and we create environments to connect in a real way. (Eccl 4:9-12, Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:42, Proverbs 27:17)
We believe that every person is uniquely gifted to serve a greater purpose. The local church is the hope of the world, and we are all strategically a part of it, using our talents and time to serve and save the world. (Mat 5:14, John 15:13, Matt 5:14, 1 Pet 4:10-11)
We believe that excellence glorifies God and leaves people - especially the lost - breathless and receptive to God and His Word. We give our best and seek excellence in all we do. (1 Kings 10, Colossians 3:17)
It’s no secret. Life is hard, and we are constantly being challenged by a world that is dying. That’s why we are all about creating life-giving environments that mobilize God to do something incredible in your every day life. Prayer, worship, teaching and counseling all work together to create an atmosphere charged with expectation. (Matthew 19:26, James 5:13-15, Col 1:9, 1 Cor 12:7, Psalms 23:3, Heb 13:15)
Accountability means we are answerable to others, and we should accept this responsibility as a gift from God. Not only does it provide a system of checks and balances that protect us from harm, but it also gives us unique opportunities to share our lives with others and encourage them.
A. Knowing that someone will ask about our conduct motivates us to do our best and encourages us to be good stewards of our time, talents, and resources.
B. When we're answerable to others, we are positioned for promotion. As those in authority review our work, they realize our potential.
C. Accountability inspires and protects us and those we're closest to, which makes our relationships even stronger.
D. We must regularly face the truth about our attitudes and actions, and examine whether we are staying in the center of God's will.
E. Being responsible to the Lord and others challenges us to maintain high standards, Godly convictions, a transparent heart, and a trustworthy character.
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