Worship Team Auditions

Worship Arts Ministry

True identity is always rooted in what we worship. We have been created to worship, magnify, and glorify God revealed in Christ. We want our lives to magnify Jesus Christ both individually and corporately, offering our lives as a living sacrifice to the glory of God. We want our lives to advertise that we love Jesus more than anything else.

If you have a heart to lead others into meaningful worship, and you feel you are skilled with your voice or musical instrument, we would love to get to know you! Please read the expectations and requirements for participation on the worship team below, and fill out the questions as completely as possible.

WORSHIP AUDITIONS: March 10, 2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 3, 2018

Requirements

**For this Audition, you must be at least 18 years or older.

To be eligible to serve in the CBC worship band, you must consider Community Bible Church to be your home church. You should be in agreement with our theological standings and our vision and values. Participation in a Community Group is encouraged. We are looking for trustworthy, team-minded people who will take the commitment seriously. Maintaining a humble, teachable attitude is very important. The worship team is not a platform for showcasing individual talents, but a place of service to the congregation.

Previous experience on a worship team or in a band can be helpful but is not required.

Expectations

We make every attempt to not over-schedule team members and to work within their availability.

Please review the Worship Band Covenant and Expectations before your audition so you are familiar with the time commitment and expectations for those involved in the Worship Arts Ministry family.

Skill Requirements

ALL BAND MEMBERS

Must be confident in their instrument and the parts they are asked to play. Must be able to play with a click track (metronome) and hold tempo. They also must model worship for the congregation by maintaining an attitude of worship while singing/playing with the band. Their focus is on God, not on performing.

Below are the specific skills needed for each position on the worship band.

VOCALISTS

The worship vocalist’s primary function is to provide vocal harmony and congregational leadership with the worship leader and other worship vocalists. They may be asked to lead a song or more, as well.

Skill set:

In your audition, you will be expected to sing the lead vocal and harmony parts, staying on your respective part.

Be able to sing on pitch.
Be able to hear and sing a harmony part for a given melody, i.e. should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
Be able to reproduce a harmony part for a given song consistently, i.e. sing the same part for a song each time that song is used.
Be able to control vocal elements such as volume and vibrato in order to blend with the worship leader and other vocalists.
Be able to engage in the songs and with the congregation with confidence and in an inviting and welcoming way that encourages participation.

ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC GUITAR

To provide rhythmic support and sonic textures as needed by the worship leader/music director. To play specific parts (lead lines, rhythm).

Skill set:

Be able to read chord charts.
Have a good knowledge of major and minor chords and basic scales.
Should be able to play competently in the upper registers of the neck.
Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.
Must own their own guitar and equipment, and be able to reproduce tones consistent with modern worship music.
Must be comfortable learning parts by ear.
Recognize specific strum patterns.

BASS GUITAR

To provide bass content and rhythmic support as needed by the worship leader/music director.

Skill set:

Be able to read chord charts.
Have a good knowledge of the neck.
Have a knowledge of basic scales.
Should understand basic rhythmic divisions; quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, etc.
Must be comfortable learning parts by ear.
Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.
Be able to synch with the drummer, and stick with the beat of the kick drum.

KEYS

To provide textures and keyboard parts for the worship band.

Skill set:

Be able to read chord charts.
Should know chord inversions and be able to find different chord voicings.
Must be comfortable learning parts by ear.
Familiarize yourself with sounds other than piano (e.g., pad, organ, etc.)

DRUMMER

To provide a solid rhythmic foundation for the worship band.

Skill set:

Must be able to hold steady time against a click track (metronome).
Be able to play a variety of drum patterns and time signatures, i.e. 4/4 and 6/8.
Must be comfortable learning parts by ear.
Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.

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 – beware of overplaying.