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 email@example.com.
For your audition, you will play or sing two out of the four songs below. As an instrumentalist, there will be one song that you are required to audition to, but the second song will be your choice. 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
• 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, you will use one of our pedal setups, but you will not be expected to know how to operate it fully. You will only be evaluated on your ability to play the correct parts of the song.
• 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
• Required audition song for lead guitar: You Brought Me Back To Life
• Required audition song for rhythm guitar: Love So Great
• Required audition song for acoustic guitar: Love So Great
• Be in sync with the drummer. Really lock in with the kick patterns in the songs.
• Required audition song for bass guitar: You Brought Me Back To Life
• We use a relatively simple set up, consisting of kick, snare, rack tom, floor tom, hi hat, crash, and ride. Please prepare accordingly.
• 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. 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.
• Required audition song for drums: You Brought Me Back To Life
• We will communicate with you before your audition what key you will be playing the songs in.
• Our keyboard players generally only use piano tones and synth tones (with only a few exceptions), depending on what the song calls for. Additionally, some songs have definitive piano parts, and others just require our keyboard player to play basic chords. For each song you can choose for your audition, we've specified which parts we'd want you to play:
• Required audition song for piano players: Reckless Love
• 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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