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House Band Auditions

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House Band Auditions

Aug 24, 2019

2:00pm - 9:00pm
FREE
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School of Rock Oviedo 5420 Deep Lake Rd Suite 1024
Oviedo, FL 32765

Our House Band is comprised of Performance Program students who are looking for more playing opportunities rehearsal time, and guidance - many times playing in support of local charities. We will rehearse every Saturday and play about twice per month (usually a Saturday evening). House Band members must audition and be accepted, must be committed to their music and our school, and act as leaders within our student body and on our shows. And we're going out on tour again next summer!

Our last incarnation of House Band performed at many memorable events: Red White & Blues Festival, Great Day in the Country, headlining Taste of Oviedo 2019, Altamonte Springs Family Fest (now that we think about it, we had lots of run-ins with rain...) and we recently returned from Summer Tour which culminated with a show on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ.

Interested? Talk with your instructor, Show Director, and/or General Manager about the experience. Also, talk with previous House Band members to understand the commitment, and fun, involved. Auditioning students must be an actively enrolled Performance Program student, have performed in a minimum of two show seasons, and have been enrolled for at least 6 months.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 24th, beginning at 2:00pm. This group will serve as our House Band from August 2019 through January 2020 (see below). The audition day will start with a mandatory parent and student meeting to discuss the selection process and expectations going forward.

So that you can begin to plan for the audition, students are to perform each of the following:

Classic Rock Song: Perform one minute of a song by Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Stones, Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Who, Black Sabbath, Janis Joplin, Queen, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, or Hendrix. 

- NO backing bands or accompanying players (self-accompaniment is okay)

- Backing tracks are allowed for this portion of the audition

- Vocalist’s backing track must be a karaoke version 

Solo Piece: Select a song that showcases the student’s talent (Approximately 1 minute)

- NO backing bands or accompanying players (self-accompaniment is okay)

- NO backing tracks allowed for this portion of the audition

Music Theory/Improv: Student will be asked to demonstrate musical knowledge through basic music theory or improvisational questions or demonstrations.

 

Sign up sheets will be posted in the student lounge on Monday, August 19. Auditions will be handled in the order in which students sign up, so interested parties should sign up then.

Note: We have planned a change in the way this group will audition for the 2019/2020 season. We will have a second audition in the December/January timeframe. This will provide an entry point for students busy with fall sports, band activities, or other conflicting committments. This version of the group will remain intact through August 2020.

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