WORSHIP TEAM AUDITION

Prayerfully consider your involvement. There is a certain level of preparation, planning, and practice that goes into each worship service. Because of this, there is a certain level of commitment that is required from the worship team. This commitment can take on many forms. Here are a few areas where level of commitment is most evident.

+ Spiritual Preparation

Worship on a platform is the overflow of a lifestyle of worship and a heart that is well-cultivated throughout the week. Therefore, members must continually through prayer and example be pure of heart before God and others. Membership on the Worship Team is a position of leadership. Our primary function is to lead the congregation into true worship - not to perform.

+ Musical Preparation

As a part of The Harbor, the Worship Team is to maintain a spirit of excellence. Rehearsals are infinitely smoother when everyone has listened to, practiced with and memorized the scheduled music. For teamwork to happen effectively, we rely on you to play your part accordingly.

+ Attitude

When ideas or suggestions are presented and received with a good attitude, the result is a cohesive and functional team. Be open to the constructive criticism and encouragement of the worship leader or band leader. They are trying to pull out the greatness in you, so be patient and receptive of constructive feedback.

+ Punctuality

Everyone’s time is valuable. It’s important that everyone be punctual for rehearsals so that we can use our limited time as efficiently as possible. Arriving early is always a great idea. But, when unforeseen situations arise, we understand. Just be sure to communicate any scheduling conflicts or unexpected tardiness as soon as possible.

+ Flexibility

The worship pastor/leader always tries to give adequate notice of schedule or set list changes. While it is not uncommon for these changes to take place, it is only done when necessary. It is recommended that you periodically check back with Planning Center to view any potential changes.


HOW TO AUDITION

Application Deadline is Sunday, February 5.

1. Choose Your Song

You Make Me Brave - Bethel Music
This is Amazing Grace - Bethel Music
Your Love Never Fails - Jesus Culture
Great Are You Lord - All Sons & Daughters
Ever Be - Bethel Music

Click each song to access its lyric sheet/chord chart. Check out our Spotify Playlist to practice the songs throughout your day.

2. Record Your Audition

You can use any device to record yourself, as long as we are able to hear and see you clearly. Please record in landscape mode. We are not looking for professionally produced videos but we encourage you to submit your best takes!

You are welcome to record your performance in any key that is comfortable for you. Vocalists, we encourage you to sing the melody but you can switch to harmony at any point to demonstrate your ability. Instrumentalists, please try to be as accurate to the original part as possible – consistency is key.

Vocalists who also play an instrument are welcome to play their instrument while singing.

Upload your recording to YouTube, Vimeo or any video hosting website. Do not try to email us the recording.

3. Submit Your Application

Complete the application at the bottom of this page.

Please include links to your recordings on YouTube or Vimeo. Most audition videos will be too large to email, so we encourage you to upload them to YouTube. Change the privacy settings to unlisted if you only want us to see them.

Need assistance uploading a video to YouTube? Check out the tutorial below.


REQUIRED SKILLS

Vocalists

- Be able to sing on pitch.
- Be comfortable learning parts by ear.
- Be able to hear and sing harmony parts for a given melody.
- Be able to reproduce a harmony part for a given song consistently.
- Be able to control volume and vibrato in order to blend with the worship leader and other vocalists. The ability to sing in different sytles is very diserable.

Keyboardists

- Be able to hold steady time.
- Be able to read chord charts. Reading music is desirable, but not required.
- Be able to play in a variety of musical styles.
- Should know chord inversions and be able t ofind different chord voicings.
- Should have familiarity with general modern keyboard architecture.
- Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.

Electric Guitarists

- Have a good knowledge of major and minor chords and basic scales. Understanding inversions is desirable. The ability to arpeggiate chords and flat-pick/finger-pick is very desirable.
- Be able to play completely in the upper registers of the neck (above the 5th fret).
- Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.
- Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
- Must own a guitar and equipment to reproduce tones consistent with modern contemporary music.

Acoustic Guitarists

- Have a good knowledge of open chords and bar chords, including a working knowledge of the guitar neck.
- Be albe to play different strumming patterns as called for by any given song.
- Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.
- Be able to transpose chords and use a capo.
- Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
- Must own a guitar with built-in electric pickup system and an electronic tuner with bypass. The guitar should be able to hold tune and be in good repair.

Bass Guitarists

- Have a good knowledge of the neck and know the notes in the first five frets of the neck on all strings, preferably without looking. A knowledge of basic scales is useful.
- Have an understanding of basic rhythmic divisions: quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, etc.
- Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.
- Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
- Must own a bass guitar that is able to hold tune and be in good repair.

Drummers

- Be able to hold a steady beat.
- Be able to play a variety of basic quarter note and eighth note rock drum patterns.
- Be comfortable learning parts by ear.
- Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.
- Must own or purchase sticks/mallets/brushes.

Accompaniment Instruments

- Have a good knowledge of all major scales.
- Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
- Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.
- Understand how to blend with other instruments without clashing.
- Be able to complement the rest of the band tastefully.


AUDITION APPLICATION