It’s getting close to the beginning of the school year. For the Broncords, that means a lot of things. The most important of these being auditions for new members.
We’re still working out the details, but for those who are curious about auditions here are the basics. The first thing you should be aware of is the audition process is relaxed. Don’t worry about dressing up. Don’t stress about it. The people who come in confident and relaxed definitely have a much better chance of getting a callback. We want you to be awesome.
If you plan on auditioning be prepared with two songs from popular culture. Something we might sing would be preferable. It could be a solo for you if you make it. If you have any other skills you think we should know about you will have an opportunity to share those abilities.
You should expect certain things to happen during your audition. We may check your range to see what we are working with. We don’t always sing the same voice part (proof of that is in our members page). We may ask about your past musical experience, but this will only help you. It will not hurt you if you don’t have a lot of experience. We have taken people who have never been on stage before.
What happens after you sing for us? You go home. We will call you that night to let you know if you are invited to callbacks. Who we callback is based on a lot of different factors including what parts or voices we need. It doesn’t mean we didn’t like you. If you are called back you will receive an email with music that you will be singing with us at callbacks in different combinations to see who fits best vocally in the group. That being said, you may be awesome but not match the other people in the group as well as someone else. We’re not sure if you will be expected to know the music when you show up. If you don’t read music and we want you to learn it before hand we will give you resources to help you learn. Immediately after the callback we will make our selections and our first rehearsal will start. And that in 375 words is what you need to know about auditioning for the Broncords.
Aaron Coney performing with the Broncords on the main stage before the Homecoming game.
Tentative information about audition time and location
We want to schedule audition times so you don’t have to wait around for a few hours for the other auditions. That might take a few different forms. Probably online somehow. What we do know is it will be on a Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. and going until we’re done. Callbacks will be the following Thursday at 6 p.m. We do this because our rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. If that is a problem for you, in most cases we can’t work around it, but let us know. We will be in Dalton (the music building). We don’t know what room yet, but it won’t be hard to find.
The tentative date is September 11th, 2012 for the initial audition. If that is the case callbacks will be September 13th.
We look forward to hearing you there.
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Our constitution states: no individuals will be denied membership based on race, religion, color, height, weight, age, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We do discriminate based on gender. If you consider yourself female you will likely not get called back. This is more about tradition and less about women hating. Sorry ladies.