Worship Team Open Tryouts

july, 2022

tue12jul6:00 pmWorship Team Open Tryouts6:00 pm

Event Details

Are you interested to audition for The River Worship Team?
Join us on July 5th for Open Tryouts!

HOW TO GET STARTED:

  1. SIGN UP HERE TO TRY OUT.
  2. Send in an audition video with two of the songs listed to michelleg@theriver.church.
  3. Prepare for the in person audition.
Audition Tips 

  • Please be fully prepared for your audition, knowing your parts on all four required songs (see below).
  • We play from chord charts.
  • We are looking to know that you can learn your part from listening to a recording.
  • Don’t overplay.
  • Be able to receive direction/criticism, even if you don’t agree with the suggestion.

SONGS TO LEARN/KNOW:

  • Do it again G
  • 10,000 Armies D
  • Lion and the Lamb C
  • What a Beautiful name A

ELECTRIC & ACOUSTIC GUITAR

  • Pay attention to your tone and pedals – delay and overdrive – making sure that they line up appropriately with the musical style.
  • Stick to lead or rhythm for the entire song – alternating is okay.
  • Pay attention to strumming/picking patterns.
  • You will play to a click track metronome.

BASS

  • Lock in with the drummer, paying attention to the kick-snare pattern.
  • We will look to see that you know your patterns/parts even though you are auditioning without a drummer.
  • You will play to a click track metronome.

DRUMS

  • Lock in with the bassist, paying attention to the kick-snare pattern.
  • We will look to see that you know your patterns, even if you are auditioning without a bassist.
  • You will play to a click track metronome

KEYS

  • Familiarize yourself with sounds other than piano (e.g., pad, organ, Rhodes, etc.)
  • Think simple. Avoid overplaying.
  • Some songs have specific parts – know these parts rather than just chording.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS

  • 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.

VOCALS

  • In your audition, you will be expected to sing the lead vocal and harmony parts, staying on your respective part. Please know the lead melody and harmony parts for the entirety of each song.
  • Pay attention to timing and style of vocal movements on the recordings.
  • Keep vibrato to a minimum.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have accepted Jesus as your Savior
  • Regularly attend Wednesday/Sunday services at The River.
  • Attend The River for a minimum of 3 months prior to serving.
  • Must be able to play to a click track (metronome).
  • Must bring your own in-ear headphones.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm

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