CLUSTER LABS

And now, the moment you’ve alllll been waiting for…
I N F O   O N   C L U S T E R   L A B S !

Cluster Labs is a new thing we are doing so that our students learn more than just which chords to play on the weekend. We want them to really know how to use their instrument beyond plugging in and playing. Cluster Labs is designed to have students come into the office or Refinery and work at their instrument (or vocals) – think Science Lab where you have to fulfill requirements by doing experimental, hands-on work. We want our students to come in and experiment with all the instruments that we have to grow in creativity and learn how COS has done things over the years, and how we’re doing them currently.

Cluster Labs can be fulfilled anytime in MO2. The best days would be on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, and the staff will also schedule certain weekends to fulfill weekend labs – weekend labs will be announced ahead of time. However, let us know that you’re coming in (via email cos@saddleback.com) so we can make sure to be in the office to help and direct you.The goal is to try and get 10 hours in before Christmas.

I guarantee this will expand your horizons in music and you’ll know about more than just playing basic notes and chords. You’ll learn to create incredible sounds, learn to write songs, learn more about other instruments, learn to use different equipment, and more.
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Here are the examples of what you’ll do in Cluster Labs:

VOCALS
::: Come do a vocal lesson with one of the COS staff
::: Work on a song with one of the COS staff
::: Learn how to play the piano to help you vocally
::: Learn how to play guitar because it’s awesome to be lead with one
ACOUSTIC
::: Learn DADGAD
::: Learn how to pick well
::: Learn how to use loops
::: Learn how to capo well
::: Learn and practice new scales
KEYS
::: Learn how to use patches for keys
::: Learn all the crazy sounds for the Nord
::: Learn main stage
::: Learn how to use a midi
::: Learn how to use a guitar pedal delay on keys
ELECTRIC
::: Come in and figure out different tones
::: Practice on a different pedal
::: Learn how to find tone
::: Master a pedal
BASS
::: Learn how to use the bass amp
::: Learn how to use the Sans amp
::: Learn how to create different sound then just plugging in and playing
DRUMS
::: Learn how to mic a drum set well
::: Learn how to use a click well
::: Learn how to tune a drum set
::: Learn how to tune a snare
EXTRA (once you have worked on your main instrument)
::: Learn piano
::: Learn how to make tracks
::: Learn how to make beats
::: Learn how to record
::: Learn how to use Ableton
::: Learn how to use Logic
::: Learn how to use the sound board
::: Write a cluster of student song
::: Write a rap for Cluster of Students
::: Learn how to chart music

COS JULY CALENDAR 2014

JULY JULY JULY JULY JULY JULY JULY 

Week 1: July 5-6

5th (SATURDAY):
CLUSTERENCE (COS CONFERENCE)
When:
8:30AM-7:30PM
Mandatory for all

6th (SUNDAY):
COS @ Huntington

COS Indiana SLC Band
When: 6am – 3pm

Week 2: July 7-13
7th (MONDAY): MetaliClusters Midweek Practice
Songs: Wake//Love Came Down// This is Amazing Grace// Oceans
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

Nguzo Weekend Practice
Songs: We are the Free//Christ is Enough//Oceans//Divine & Holy// Take it All
Where: Refinery Gym
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

HSM Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

8th (TUESDAY):
COS Irvine SLC Band Practice
Where: Theater
When: 8:00AM-1:00PM

Clustermany Weekend Practice
Songs: Wake//We Can Change the World//Go//Learn to Love
Where: Theater
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

Wildside Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

9th (WEDNESDAY):
MetaliClusters HSM Midweek
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 1:00PM-9:00PM

*All VOCALS Wildside and HSM – We will be leading worship for a student conference. You need to e-mail cos@saddleback.com and let us know if you are attending so we can make transportation arrangements. Make sure your medical form is in.
Where: Mariner’s Church
When: 3:00PM-11:00PM
We will arrange transportation to and from Mariner’s church.

12th (SATURDAY):
Nguzo in HSM
When: 12:30PM-7:30PM
Clustermany in WS
When: 1:00PM-7:30PM

13th (SUNDAY):
Nguzo in HSM
Clustermany in WS
When: 8:00AM-12:30PM

Week 3: July 14th-20h

14th (MONDAY):
Stop Clustering Me Midweek Practice
Songs: Take it all//Burning Ones//Sinking Deep//Savior of the World
When: 11:00-6:00PM

HSM Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

15th (TUESDAY):
World Cup Cluster Weekend Practice
SONGS: Let it be known//Sing and shout//We are the free//Oceans
Where: Theater
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

WILDSIDE Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

Clusterland Weekend Practice for July 26th-27th
Songs: Take it all//You Are//We Shine//Divine & Holy
Where: Wildside Gym
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

16th (WEDNESDAY): Stop Clustering Me Midweek Practice
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 1:00PM-9:00PM

Week 4: July 21st-27th

21st (MONDAY): NO PRACTICES due to HSM Camp
22nd (TUESDAY): NO PRACTICES due to HSM Camp
23rd (WEDNESDAY): NO MIDWEEK due to HSM Camp

26th (SATURDAY):
ClusterLand in WS
When: 1:00PM-7:30PM

27th (SUNDAY):
ClusterLand in WS
When: 8:00AM-12:30PM

Week 5: July 28th-30th

28th (MONDAY):
ALL VOCALS from WS and HSM: Will be the choir for the Main Event for Children’s ministry.
Where: Worship Center
When: 7:30AM-1:00PM

Viva la Cluster Midweek Practice
Where: Taffy’s Office
Songs: You Are//Tear Down the Walls//Your Great Name//
My Glorious (Delirious)//You Hold Me
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

NO CHOIR PRACTICE due to participation in the Main Event.

29th (TUESDAY): NO WILDSIDE BAND OR CHOIR PRACTICE

30th (WEDNESDAY): Viva la Cluster HSM Midweek
Songs: You Are//Tear Down the Walls//Your Great Name//
My Glorious (Delirious)//You Hold Me
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 1:00PM-9:00PM

 

COS AUGUST CALENDAR 2014

AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST AUGUST

Week 1: August 1st-3rd

1st (FRIDAY):
ALL VOCALS from WS and HSM: Will be the choir for THE MAIN EVENT Saddleback Kids Ministry
Where: Worship Center
When: 7:30AM-1PM

2nd (SATURDAY):
NO SSM SERVICES; Worship Together Weekend

3rd (SUNDAY):
NO SSM SERVICES; Worship Together Weekend

Week 2: August 4th-10th

4th (MONDAY):
Nguzo Midweek Practice
Songs: We are the Free//Divine & Holy//Christ is Enough//Sing & Shout//With Everything
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Where: Theater

MetaliClusters Weekend Practice
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Songs: Wake//Love Came Down//Oceans//This is Amazing Grace
Where: Gym

HSM Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

5th (TUESDAY): NO WILDSIDE PRACTICES

6th (WEDNESDAY):
Nguzo HSM Midweek
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 1:00PM-9:00PM

7th (THURSDAY):
ALL WS AND HSM INSTRUMENALISTS AND VOCALISTS *MANDATORY
Where: Celebrate Recovery Event/COS Training
When: 7:00AM-2:00PM

9th (SATURDAY):
MetaliClusters in HSM
When: 12:30-7:30

10th (SUNDAY):
MetaliClusters in HSM
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 8:00AM-12:30pm

Week 3: August 11th-17th

11th (MONDAY):
Stop Clustering Me Weekend Practice
SONGS: Take It All //Sinking Deep//Burning Ones//Savior of the World
Where: Theater
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

HSM Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

* ALL HSM INSTRUMENTALISTS AND VOCALISTS – Will be choir for HSM midweek

12th (TUESDAY):
World Cup Cluster Band Practice
Songs: Let it be known//Sing and shout//We are the free//Oceans
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

Wildside Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

16th (SATURDAY):
Stop Clustering Me in HSM
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 12:30PM-7:30PM

World Cup Clusters WS
Where: Refinery Gym
When: 2:00PM-7:30PM

17th (SUNDAY):
Stop Clustering Me in HSM
World Cup Clusters in WS
When: 8:00AM-12:30PM

Week 4: August 18th-24th

18th (MONDAY):
Viva la Cluster Weekend Practice
Songs: You Are//You Hold Me//Tear Down the Walls//Your Great Name
Where: 11:00AM-6:00PM

HSM Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

19th (TUESDAY):
ClusterLand Band Practice
Songs: Take it All//You Are//Tear Down the Walls//Divine & Holy
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

Wildside Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

23rd (SATURDAY):
Viva la Cluster in HSM
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 12:30PM-7:30PM

ClusterLand in WS
Where: Refinery Gym
When: 2:00PM-7:30PM

24th (SUNDAY): Viva la Cluster in HSM
ClusterLand in WS
When: 8:00AM-12:30PM

Week 5: August 25th-31st

25th (MONDAY):
END OF SUMMER PARTY with all of COS.
Everyone bring $10 dollars and socks.

26th (TUESDAY):
Clustermany Band Practice
Songs: Wake//We Can Change the World//Go//Learn to Love
Where: Gym
When: 11:00AM-6:00PM

Wildside Choir Practice
Where: Refinery Classroom
When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

30th (SATURDAY):
Old School COS in HSM
Where: Refinery Theatre
When: 12:30PM-7:30PM

Clustermany in WS
Where: Refinery Gym
When: 1:00PM-7:30PM

31st (SUNDAY):
Old School COS in HSM
Clustermany in WS
Where: Refinery Gym
When: 8:00AM-1:00PM

2014 – 2015 COS INSTRUMENTALISTS ANNOUNCED

VOCALS WON’T BE ANNOUNCED UNTIL SATURDAY AT CLUSTERENCE

Check for you team. Got to the latest potted meat and click on the PDF for the calendar and know how you can plan your summer. We will see you all on Saturday 8:30am for Clusterence in house conference in the Refinery.

HSM HSM HSM HSM HSM HSM HSM HSM
METALICLUSTERS
Jasmine J – Acoustic
Drew S – Acoustic
David D – Electric (Drum Season)
Drew P – Electric (Baseball Season)
Kyle K – Electric
Jacob S – Keys
Tivoli – Keys
Troy – Keys
Jacob A – Drums

NGUZO (Clusters is Swahili)
Luke O – Acoustic
Kevin – Acoustic
Everette – Electric
Nate P – Electric
Brandon H – Keys
Delaney – Bass
Coleman/David – Drums

STOP CLUSTERING ME
Lance B – Acoustic
Isaac H – Electric
Brad A – Electric
Sydney J – Keys
Emma – Keys
Jake Y – Bass
Lou B – Drums

VIVA LA CLUSTER
Trevor – Acoustic
Coleman – Acoustic
Milton G – Electric
Paul R – Electric
Jenna L – Keys
Sarah – Keys
Bick – Bass/Cello
Tyler – Bass
Drums – Levi

WILDSIDE WILDSIDE WILDSIDE WILDSIDE WILDSIDE WILDSIDE
CLUSTERMANY
Corey – Acoustic
Dan – Electric
Cade – Electric
Zach S – Keys
Kevin L – Drums

WORLD CUP CLUSTER
Christian G – Acoustic
David J – Electric
Jake Q – Electric
Monica S – Keys
Simon – Keys
Sterling – Drum
Lyndsey S – Strings

CLUSTERLAND
Robyn E – Acoustic
Nate T – Electric
Dylan – Keys
Josiah – Keys
Byron – Drums

If you have any questions please contact Taffy (taffy@saddleback.com)