Audition Info: (for new & returning students)

  • Auditions will be on MAY 8TH for all new vocalists, and MAY 15TH for all new instrumentalists
  • All songs that are being asked to audition to are COS original songs that you can find on Spotify or iTunes.
  • INSTRUMENTALISTS: please come prepared to play each audition song just like the COS recordings for your instrument 
  • If you have any questions, email at taffy@saddleback.com with band questions and mckennay@saddleback.com with vocal questions.
  • RE-AUDITIONING STUDENTS: Email Taffy (taffy@saddleback.com) if you are an instrumentalist and McKenna (mckennay@saddleback.com) if you are a vocalist to set up time slot on MAY 6TH between 12 and 4pm. Also, please fill out the application below. 
  • Fill out the form below and submit prior to auditioning!


Audition Material 

HSM students must try to play exactly like the recordings. JHM students must play as best as you can to match the recordings..  

All COS students who are re-auditioning must have their songs memorized.

Here are the songs to prepare for your audition or re-audition:

bass

We’re looking for you to be able to sit in the pocket and have good tone.  Play exactly like the live COS recording.                             

JHM and HSM: "Not My Own," "Divine and Holy," and "You Chose Me"

keys

We’re looking for you to play well, in the pocket and on time. Please know your chords and scales.  Play exactly like the live COS recording. 

JHM and HSM: "You Chose Me," "Divine and Holy," and "We Will Move"

ACOUSTIC GUITAR

We’re looking for you to strum or pick well (or both). Please know how to play all major and minor chords.

 
JHM and HSM: "Fortress," "Thank You," and "Faith, Hope, and Love" slow version (found only iTunes only)

DRUMS

We’re looking for you to be able to keep time using a track or click (metronome) as well as being able to play exactly like the recording.


JHM and HSM: "Not My Own," "Divine and Holy," and "Thousand Hallelujahs"

electric guitar

We’re looking for good lead lines and good tone. Please know both rhythm and lead parts to each of the songs. Know your chords and scales. Play exactly like the live COS recording. 

JHM and HSM: "Not My Own," "Divine and Holy," and "You Chose Me"

vocal

JHM students, know the melody to each of these songs. HSM students, know the melodies and the harmonies to each of these songs.

JHM and HSM Lady Vocalists: "You Chose Me,"  "Thank You," and "Divine and Holy"

JHM and HSM Dude Vocalists: "Thank You," "Not My Own," and "Faith, Hope, and Love"