A few things to know about the City Church Band...
We exist to bring glory to God and to teach our congregation about the Gospel through music. One thing we feel is important to point out is that worship is more than singing. The term “Worship” has been loosely used as an experience or specific time of singing in general. Worship is how you live and serve your our creator. Worship at its core is someone or something you put above all else. Though what we do on Sunday mornings is a portion of our worship and adoration, it is not the only time we are worshipping. How you live your life in public and in private matters and is the reflection of that which you serve.
We believe that our talents are given to us by God to be used for our enjoyment and to make His glory known. We strive to be a church in which anyone who has a desire to serve can find a place. If the music ministry is not the right fit, we will work with you and our other ministry leaders to find the right place for you to serve with your gifting.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for individuals who are team players and can do whatever is asked according to their abilities. The Sunday morning services are strategic in leading our people in an act of worship and reaching out to the community. A higher level of musical ability is required for these members. “Sing a new song to Him; play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout” (Psalm 33:3) HCSB. The band members commit to weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings at 7pm and Sunday sound checks at 6:30am. This is a total commitment of about 8hrs per week plus the time you will use to practice. Our schedules are flexible and you won’t be required to serve every week. We also have City Church U and Youth band opportunities that don't require as much of a time commitment.
How does the audition process work?
Auditions are available 24/7 via our online submission system. You can visit the audition site here. You will be asked to play/sing 2 songs which we will provide. If you are auditioning for vocals, both of your pieces will need to be a cappella. In the audition process, the following areas will be evaluated:
Talent – We believe God has called us to service with excellence and that requires we put forth our best effort with our most polished musicians and vocalists.
Musical Ability – Demonstration of your ability to prepare and execute provided music. Since our bands play to a metronome each week, we ask that you be prepared to do so as well.
Presentation- You will be expected to audition just as if it were a live performance. Your ability to create and maintain a positive attitude and energetic presence is important.