Worship Team Audition


Auditions will take place on April 4th and April 11th between 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the new Worship Center. You will need to prepare one of the following selections, and you will be contacted about your time slot.


Name *
Name
Auditioning for Band or Vocal *

Why do we have auditions?
We have a vision for continuously increasing our worship ministry here at First Moss Bluff. Auditions are a very practical tool for evaluating the skills and heart of people who feel called to serve on the worship team. And we promise that it will never be like American Idol!  We want to create a “dread free” atmosphere for our audition process as much as possible. At the same time, we value honesty, and we want to encourage the pursuit of skill in the music we present to the Lord. 

If you have a heart to lead others into meaningful worship, and you feel you are skilled with your voice or musical instrument, we would love to get to know you! Please read the expectations and requirements for participation on the worship team below.

Basic requirements for participation on the worship team:
To be eligible for the worship team, you must consider First Moss Bluff to be your home church. Church membership and regular attendance is a pre-requisite.

Participation in a small group is encouraged. You should be in agreement with our mission and vision statements. We are looking for trustworthy, team-minded people who will take the commitment seriously. Maintaining a humble, teachable, attitude is very important. The worship team is not a platform for showcasing individual talents, but a place of service to the congregation. 

Previous experience on a worship team or in a band can be helpful but is not required. 


What to expect:
We ask that you learn 1-2 songs from the provided list at the bottom of this page. The song(s) you will be asked to learn depends on the position you are auditioning for. Once you arrive for your scheduled audition, we will set you up with a pair of in-ear monitors. Then you will sing or play the selected song(s) accompanied by backing tracks. Lyrics and chord charts will be provided for you. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time, and allow 10-15 minutes for the audition.


Skill Requirements
Below are basic skills needed for each position on the worship team.

Worship Vocalists
The worship vocalist's primary function is to provide vocal harmony with the worship leader and other worship vocalists. They also model worship for the congregation by maintaining an attitude of worship while singing with the team. Their focus is on God, not on performing.

 Skill Set:

  • Be able to sing on pitch.

  • Be able to hear and sing a harmony part for a given melody, i.e. should be comfortable learning parts by ear.

  • Be able to reproduce a harmony part for a given song consistently, i.e. sing the same part for a song each time that song is used.

  • Be able to control vocal elements such as volume and vibrato in order to blend with the worship leader and other vocalists.

Acoustic Guitar
To provide rhythmic support as needed by the worship leader.

Skill Set:

  • Have a good knowledge of open chords and barre chords. Should have good working knowledge of the guitar neck.

  • Be able to play different strumming patterns as called for by the given song.

  • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.

  • Be able to transpose chords and use a capo.

  • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.

Electric Guitar
To provide rhythmic support and sonic textures as needed by the worship leader. To play specific parts (lead lines) for songs as needed.

Skill Set: 

  • Have a good knowledge of major and minor chords and basic scales. Power chords are essential!

  • Should be able to play competently in the upper registers of the neck (above the 5th fret)

  • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo. 

  • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear

Bass Guitar
To provide bass content and rhythmic support as needed by the worship leader. To play specific parts for songs as needed.

Skill Set:

  • Have a good knowledge of the neck, i.e. know the notes in the first five frets of the neck on all strings, preferrably without looking.

  • A knowledge of basic scales would be useful.

  • Should understand basic rhythmic divisions; quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, etc.

  • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.

  • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo. 

Drums
To provide solid rhythmic foundation for the worship team.

Skill Set:

  • Must be able to hold steady time.

  • Be able to play a variety of basic quarter note and eighth note drum patterns. 

  • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.

  • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo. 

  • Must be able to play to a click track (metronome). 

Keys
To provide sonic texture and keyboard parts for the worship team.

Skill Set:

  • Must be able to hold steady time.

  • Be able to read simple chord charts. Reading music is desirable but not required.

  • Be able to play in a variety of musical styles.

  • Should know chord inversions and be able to find different chord voicings.

  • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.

 

Evaluation Media and Files

VOCALS

Female: What A Beautiful Name or Living Hope
Chord Chart - Beautiful Name / Living Hope

Male: Call Upon The Lord or Deliverance
Chord Chart - Call Upon The Lord / Deliverance

 

ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Great Things and Deliverance
Chord Chart - Great Things / Deliverance 

 

ELECTRIC GUITAR

Great Things and Who You Say I AM
Chord Chart - Great Things / Who You Say I AM

 

BASS

Something Good 
Chord Chart - Something Good

 

DRUMS

Monuments and Deliverance

 

KEYS

Living Hope
Chord Chart - Living Hope