COS AUDITIONs 2019-2020 INFORMATION:

If you are reading this, that means you want to audition for COS at one of our many locations! Cluster of Students (a.k.a COS) is our student ministries worship teams that is led by students across our campuses in Southern California. We are MANY, we are ONE!

You will be auditioning for COS for the season of July 2019 - July 2020. Auditions will be in the month of MAY FOR ALL CAMPUSES!

3 Things we would like you to do before you audition….

  1. Look up what campus you will be auditioning for and look up practice times and service times to see if it will fit in your schedule

  2. Once you find a campus and know that you would be interesting in serving, please fill out the COS Audition Application. Please be clear what campus you will be auditioning for!

  3. There are 3 specific songs we would like you to audition with. Here is the Spotify link with the songs with the specific arrangements.

Starlight (Bb) - Bethel Live Amanda Cook

Living Hope (Db) - Bethel Live Brian Johnson

Faith Hope and Love (B) - COS


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING AUDITIONS

EMAIL COS@SADDLEBACK.COM !!!


Fill out the audition form
&
check out at the audition songs below: 


VOCALIST AUDITIONS:


NOTE:
All vocalists who audition will make it into our COS choir! If you are wanting to lead from a microphone in a band, you can re-audition after 3 months of being in our choir. This is to see your commitment as a team player. At the end of those three months, you will have the option to audition for a band, if that is something you would like to do! Each vocalist, in a band or not, is apart of our COS choir. The end goal of all of this is not to be on a microphone, but to be apart of this community of worshippers.

JHM AUDITIONS:

SOPRANO VOCALISTS (High Girl Voice):

  • Starlight - Learn melody and if you can harmonies on chorus

  • Living Hope - Learn melody and if you can harmonies on chorus

  • Faith, Hope, and Love - Lean melody and harmonies to the bridge

ALTO VOCALISTS (Low Girl Voice):

  • Starlight - Learn melody and if you can harmonies on the chorus

  • Living Hope - Learn melody and if you can harmonies on the chorus

  • Faith, Hope, and Love - Learn melody and harmonies to the bridge

TENOR (Dudes):

  • Starlight - If you can learn harmonies on the chorus

  • Living Hope - Learn melody and if you can harmonies to the chorus

  • Faith, Hope, and Love - Learn melody for the bridge


HSM AUDITIONS:

SOPRANO VOCALISTS (High Girl Voices):

  • Starlight - Learn melody and harmonies on the bridge and choruses

  • Living Hope - Learn melody and harmonies on the chorus

  • Faith, Hope, and Love - Learn melody and harmonies to the bridge

ALTO VOCALISTS (Low Girl Voices):

  • Starlight - Learn melody and harmonies on the bridge and choruses

  • Living Hope - Learn melody and harmonies on the chorus

  • Faith, Hope, and Love - Learn melody and harmonies to the bridge

TENOR VOCALISTS (Dudes):

  • Starlight - If you can, learn the guy harmonies for the whole song

  • Living Hope - Learn melody and harmonies for the rest of the song

  • Faith, Hope, and Love - Learn melody for the the bridge


INSTRUMENTALIST AUDITIONS:

NOTE: Do you best to play these songs! We want for you to audition, and we know that might be scary, but just go for it! Those who are doing the auditions know what to look for and how they can help you!


ACOUSTIC GUITAR:

"Starlight’ - Bethel and “Living Hope” - Bethel.

  • We will be listening for timing, strumming, good rhythm, and knowing when and when not to play.

ELECTRIC GUITAR:

"Starlight” - Bethel, “Living Hope” - Bethel, and “Faith Hope and Love” - COS

  • We will be listening for lead parts, all rhythm parts, and how well you mimicked the tone of the guitar sound you hear in the songs and the clarity you have, as well as the dynamics you use while playing.

PIANO/KEYS:

"Starlight’ - Bethel and “Living Hope” - Bethel.

  • We will be listening for correct timing, good rhythm and your feel of playing loud and soft throughout the song. We will also be paying attention to how well you know when to play and not play in the song. 

BASS:

"Starlight’ - Bethel and “Living Hope” - Bethel.

  • We will be listening for how well you are playing in the pocket of the song, locking in with the drummer and playing just like the recording. 

DRUMS:

"Starlight” - Bethel, “Living Hope” - Bethel, and “Faith Hope and Love” - COS

  • We will be listening for how well you are playing in the pocket, how you stay on the click/metronome and how well you can play parts just like the recording, and not overplaying. 


Chord charts for all audition songs: