The Pilgrimage House Band serves as the music leaders for the four worship sessions during Pilgrimage. The members of the House Band are selected through an application and audition process and rehearse prior to Pilgrimage weekend. Please read the following information carefully! This is the third year that we are offering an overnight retreat as a part of our team building and preparation for Pilgrimage weekend.
- Application opens: June 1, 2018
- Application due: July 25, 2018
- Auditions – Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00am, White Plains UMC
- Retreat – Friday/Saturday, August 24-25, 2018 Garris Chapel UMC
- Rehearsal #1 – Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00am to 3:00pm, White Plains UMC
- Rehearsal #2 – Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00am to 1:00pm, Garris Chapel UMC
The retreat and rehearsals are designed for us to work on music for Pilgrimage but also allow some time for team building, discussion and getting to know one another before Pilgrimage weekend. As these dates serve as our main opportunities to work together and prepare for Pilgrimage, attendance will be required for all the above listed events. Please keep this in mind as you think and pray about auditioning to be in the House Band.
- To be eligible, youth should be in the 10th-12th grade by the time Pilgrimage arrives.
- Youth should have some type of musical experience for at least one year or one performance season. While we are open to a diverse range of instruments and musical expression, here are some key musical elements we are looking for: vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, and keyboards.
- Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, July 25th, 2018 to be considered.
- If you don’t receive a confirmation email following the submission of your application, please reach out to Jay, Jimmy or Jason as soon as possible. Please do not wait until the night before the audition to reach out and ask if your application was received. If you did not receive a confirmation, it may mean that there was an error with your submission.
- Please fill out the form as completely and accurately as possible, particularly where it asks for contact information. Make sure that any e-mail address or phone number you give is one that will be checked regularly.
- The application can be found here.
- Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at White Plains UMC in Cary. Auditions will begin at 10:00 am and end between 2:00 and 2:30pm
- Youth must be prepared to audition in person. Because we audition youth in an ensemble format, we are not able to accept pre-recorded auditions to be evaluated individually.
- You do not need to prepare a performance piece for this audition. We will provide the list of songs we will use for the audition, and we will audition you in various combinations of instruments and vocals.
- Instrumentalists will be expected to bring their own instruments to the audition unless other arrangements have been made with the audition location.
- House Band selections will be made and announced before youth leave the audition that day, so we ask that you make plans to be with us for the duration of the event.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact: