COS RE-AUDITIONS :: 2014-2015

This post is only for students who are already in COS!
If you’re looking for info on our open auditions, click here Open Auditions.

AUDITION TIMES

INSTRUMENTALISTS ::: going into 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade
Monday, April 28th
3:00pm-4:30pm Keys/Electric/Acoustic
4:30pm-6:00pm Drums/Bass/Other Instruments

INSTRUMENTALISTS & VOCALISTS :::
 going into 8th grade
Tuesday, April 29th
4:00pm-6:00pm

VOCALISTS ::: students going into 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade
May 5th
3:00pm-6:00pm

For the re-auditions, you will need to have memorized ALL the songs that fall under the instrument or vocal you are auditioning for. On the day of your re-audition, you will be asked to play or sing 1 or 2 of the songs. Please be prepared!

FEMALE VOCALISTS
“Wake” by Hillsong Young and Free (know the melody)
“You Hold Me” by Campus Band Liberty University (know the melody and harmony)
“God I Look To You” by Bethel (know the harmony)

MALE VOCALISTS
“Alive” by Hillsong Young and Free (know the melody)
“Love Came Down” by Bethel (know the melody and harmony)
“You Hold Me” by Campus Band Liberty University (know the melody and harmony)

KEYS
We’re looking for you to play well, in the pocket and on time. Know pads as well.
“Forever Reign” by Hillsong United (know the key lead lines)
“Victory” by Yolanda Adams (be able to play chords of the chorus well)
“Love Came Down” by Bethel (be creative)
“Learn to Love” by COS (play exactly what is being played on the piano)

ACOUSTIC GUITAR
We’re looking for you to strum or pick well, (or both).
“Hosanna” by Hillsong United (have good strumming rhythm)
“You Hold Me” by Campus Band Liberty University (play exactly the same rhythm as the acoustic guitar)
“Love Came Down” by Bethel (be creative)

ELECTRIC GUITAR
We’re looking for good lead lines and good tone.
“Your Great Name” by Eagle and Child
“He Is Alive” by COS
“The Earth Is Yours” by Eagle and Child
“Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore
- For all these, play exactly what the lead lines play.

BASS
We’re looking for you to be able to sit in the pocket well and have good tone.
“Ain’t it fun” by Paramore (play exactly what the bass plays)
“Forever Reign” by Hillsong United (be creative)
“Your Great Name” by Eagle and Child (play exactly what the bass plays)
“Flowery Song” by Five Iron Frenzy (play exactly what the bass plays)

DRUMS
We’re looking for you to keep tempo well through a track or a click.
“Ain’t it Fun” by Paramore (play exactly what the drums plays)
“Hosanna” by Hillsong United (play exactly what the drums plays)
“Forever Reign” by Hillsong United (play exactly what the drums plays)
“Your Great Name” by Eagle and Child (play exactly what the drums plays)
We are here for you so if you have any questions please email cos@saddleback.com.

the TED talk we want you to watch!

Questions to answer:
1. How is classical music related to leading worship?
2. What stuck out to you the most about this talk?
3. Explain what was going on when he was explaining the different ages while playing.
4. Do you see classical music in a different way now? Why or why not?

E-mail emilya@saddleback.com your responses. We’re excited to see what you think about this TED talk!