On your first visit our director will meet with
you briefly to take a vocal profile, also called "voice placement". This helps her to determine the range of your voice
and the part you will sing (tenor, lead, baritone, or bass). Then she'll show you where to stand on the risers.
You will be given a notebook of music to use during rehearsal. If you enjoy your experience with Windsong and are interested in taking music home
to work on during the week, you may do so after paying a small deposit. The music
librarian will help you with this.
you have learned and become comfortable with one of the the songs in your notebook (usually 3 to 4 weeks), let the director
know that you are ready to audition. You will need to bring a hand-held tape recorder and a blank audio tape (2 1/2
inch by 4 inch), labeled with your name and phone number. You will sing your part with the chorus, holding the tape
recorder near your mouth to record your voice as you sing. Your section leader will
listen to your tape and let you know if you have passed your audition. If this sounds a bit scary, relax! Everyone
is looking at the director while singing - so don't worry about being the object of all eyes.
Once you have passed your audition, one of the membership committee
will give you a membership application form to complete. You will be asked to
include a check to cover International, Regional and Chapter dues when you submit the application.
Next, the management team approves your membership application and
recommends you for membership approval. Your application is then taken to the
chorus membership for a vote. You will be told of the election results that evening.
Once you have been accepted as a member of our chorus, your Membership
Application, International dues, and Regional dues will be processed. You will
receive a membership card from Sweet Adelines International.