Band Auditions

Thank you for your interest in serving the church by playing music in our Band! Because we are committed to giving God our best and skillfully leading His church, every person serving on this team must complete an audition process. This page outlines that process in order to make it as clear, simple. and easy as possible.

Please take the time to thoroughly read everything below.

Be ready for your Audition

What We're Looking For

Preparation

Know the songs well enough to not need music in front of you during the audition (lyrics, chords, arrangement / structure).

Confidence

Be sure of yourself and commit to playing / singing parts and notes.

Teachability

Be humble and prepared to receive constructive feedback.

Passion

Don't be afraid to show that you really care about the music and message.

Pitch / Timing

Be as relaxed as possible while still hitting the correct notes in time.

Instrument-Specific Info

Please thoroughly review all of the information provided for the instrument(s) you’d like to audition.

Notes / Expectations
  • Feel free to transpose any of the songs up or down to fit your vocal range.
  • Be prepared to sing with a full track using a microphone.
Songs to Prepare
  1. King of My Heart by Bethel (Spotify | Apple MusicLyric Sheet)
    • Sing the lead female melody through the majority of the song
    • Sing the harmony in the closing Bridge (“You’re never gonna let…”)
  2. O Come to the Altar [acoustic version] by Elevation (Spotify | Apple Music | Lyric Sheet)
    • Sing the lead female melody
  3. Good Grace [acoustic version] by Hillsong (SpotifyApple Music | Lyric Sheet)
    • Sing the noticeable female parts (melodies & harmonies)
    • Focus on harmonies in Verse 2 and the second / third Bridges
Notes / Expectations
  • Feel free to transpose any of the songs up or down to fit your vocal range.
  • Be ready to maintain pitch with someone else singing harmony.
Songs to Prepare
  1. Glorious Day by Passion (Spotify | Apple Music | Lyric Sheet)
    • Sing the lead male melody
  2. Good Grace [acoustic version] by Hillsong (Spotify | Apple Music | Lyric Sheet)
    • Sing the lead male parts throughout the song
  3. O Come to the Altar [acoustic version] by Elevation (Spotify | Apple Music | Lyric Sheet)
    • Sing harmony
Notes / Expectations
  • Drum auditions will be played with a metronome so we recommend preparing with this in mind.
  • Please bring sticks.
  • Electronic kit and headphones will be provided for the audition.
Songs to Prepare
  1. You Make Me Brave by Bethel (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)
  2. Look and See by The Village Church (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)
Notes / Expectations
  • Make note that Piano & Keys auditions are different. Piano is required for all keys players. The Keys audition is optional for those who are confident exploring more sounds than just piano. 
  • Piano auditions will be played with a metronome so we recommend preparing with this in mind.
  • Full 88-key M-Audio keyboard will be provided for the audition.
Songs to Prepare
  1. Resurrecting by Elevation (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)
  2. In Christ Alone by Passion (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)
Notes / Expectations
  • Make note that Piano & Keys auditions are different. Piano is required for all keys players. The Keys audition is optional for those who are confident exploring more sounds than just piano. 
  • Keys auditions will be played with a metronome so we recommend preparing with this in mind.
  • Full 88-key M-Audio keyboard / midi controller will be provided for the audition.
  • Please bring all of your own gear for generating the sounds necessary.
Songs to Prepare (in addition to Piano songs)
  1. Love Goes On by Hillsong Young & Free (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)
    • Prepare the main synth lead parts in as many layers as possible
  2. Look to the Son by Hillsong Worship (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)
    • Prepare the main synth lead parts in as many layers as possible
Notes / Expectations
  • Electric auditions will be played with a metronome so we recommend preparing with this in mind.
  • Please prepare to play the primary lead part in each song and also be ready to play through the song as if on rhythm (chords).
  • Bring all of your own gear and focus on preparing tones as much as parts to play.
Songs to Prepare
  1. You Make Me Brave by Bethel (SpotifyApple Music | Open Chart  | Capo Chart)
  2. The Lord Our God by Passion (Spotify | Apple Music | Open Chart | Capo Chart)
Notes / Expectations
  • Acoustic auditions will be played with a metronome so we recommend preparing with this in mind.
  • Focus on dynamics when preparing these songs (when to play strong, soft, and everything in between).
  • Prepare as if you were leading the song (band is following you).
Songs to Prepare
  1. Glorious Day by Passion (Spotify | Apple Music | Open Chart | Capo Chart)
  2. Jesus Paid It All by North Point (Spotify | Apple Music | Open Chart | Capo Chart)
Notes / Expectations
  • Bass auditions will be played with a metronome so we recommend preparing with this in mind.
  • Focus on dynamics when preparing these songs (when to play strong, soft, and everything in between).
  • Be ready to play through the songs with a drummer.
Songs to Prepare
  1. You Make Me Brave by Bethel (SpotifyApple Music | Chart)
  2. Look and See by The Village Church (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)
Notes / Expectations
  • We don’t have the resources to provide written sheet music for all songs and often the songs we play don’t have noticeable strings parts.
  • Prepare these songs with the idea of showing us that you can improvise and decide on parts for different moments in the song.
Songs to Prepare
  1. O Praise the Name by Hillsong (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)
  2. There’s No Other Name by Bethel (Spotify | Apple Music | Chart)

How We Do Auditions

Auditions take place at our Church Office and will typically last about 30 minutes. Mike (Worship Pastor) and one or more of current team members will be evaluating the audition. We also video record every audition because we believe one of the best growth tools is to see yourself on film (we video record our team every Sunday for the same purpose). During the audition, Mike or a team member will ask you to play whole songs or specific sections of the songs assigned. Most often you’ll be playing or singing alone or potentially with a prerecorded track but be ready for someone to accompany you.