TERRITORIAL

WORSHIP COLLECTIVE

Requirements
  • For qualified Salvationist praise team members 13-25 years of age.
     
  • Membership is contingent on:
    • The ongoing pursuit of holy living and Christ likeness
    • Active service and upstanding soldiership in corps.
    • Faithful participation in corps music sections where available.
    • Demonstration of development of musical skills through audition or placement at Central Music Institute.
  • ​All application and audition materials (auditions needed for new members only) must be received by October 1, 2021.
  • TWC members must attend the following rehearsal weekend:
    • ​November 5-7, 2021 - THQ - Hoffman Estates
    • Virtual Meetings:
      • Monday, February 7th, 2022 at 6pm
      • Monday, May 9th, 2022 at 6pm
    • Tentative Spring Dates:  
      • March 11-13, 2022 - Territorial Men's Conference - Lake Williamson Christian Center
      • April  - TBD - Youth Councils
      • June 10-12, 2022 - Commissioning - Milwaukee​

Territorial Worship Collective Application Procedure​

  • APPLICATION & VIDEO AUDITION DEADLINE: October 1, 2021
  • Former members of TWC and former Central Music Institute students who have auditioned into Praise Band Morning Major at CMI are not required to submit preliminary audition videos, however must complete an application.
  • Former CMI students who have not successfully auditioned into Praise Band Morning Major are required to submit an audition video with their online application.
  • Applicants who have not attended CMI are required to submit audition videos with their online application.
  • All audition materials (online application and audition video, if applicable) must be received by October 1, 2021.

Territorial Worship Collective Audition Information

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD AUDITION PACKET (HERE). CAREFULLY READ INSTRUCTIONS IN PACKET.
STEP 2 - COMPLETE APPLICATION (HERE). DEADLINE: October 1, 2021
STEP 3 - RECORD YOUR VIDEO AUDITION (HERE).
STEP 4 - UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO YOUTUBE (HERE).
STEP 5 - SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO TO THQ (HERE). DEADLINE: October 1, 2021.

The video audition is the first step in the application process to become a member of the Territorial Worship Collective. If you are selected by the audition committee, THQ will then seek approval from your Corp Officer and then your Divisional Music Director.
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Step 3 - Record your Video Audition

RECORDING YOUR VIDEO: 

  • All auditions must be recorded on video.  Audio quality of yourself must be clear. 

  • Each Part of the audition should be recorded in one take, without pausing or editing. Under no circumstances should you splice or in any way edit your audition within a Part. You may choose to edit the two parts together into one video if you wish, but that is not required. 

 

PART 1: Sing your favorite worship song

 

  1. Tell us your name, where you're from and how long you have been involved in corps and/or divisional praise teams. 

  2. Perform a worship song of your choice. NO original songs. You can play and/or sing alone or with a backing track. 

 

PART 2: Raise a Hallelujah (Bethel Music Publishing)

NOTE: Play your specific Part 2 audition backing track from a secondary sound system (this is easily managed using your corps sound system).

VOCALISTS:  Select the VOCAL track below best suited for you voice. Sing lead melody on the verses and bridge and harmony on the chorus: SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR

 

INSTRUMENTALISTS: Play (or play and sing) along with the backing track for your specific instrument.
Mp3s are linked below and the charts are attached.

PLAY with the track: GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITAR, BASS, KEYBOARD, DRUMS

PLAY and SING with the track: GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITAR, BASS, KEYBOARD, DRUMS

Tips for instrumentalist - demonstrate variety.

  1. GUITAR - Show a variety of abilities: chord shapes, strumming patterns, melodic solo lines and/or effect styles (if electric player), etc.

  2. BASS - K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Sam.) Support the sound of the band by simplifying parts. Demonstrate your ability to enhance ‘the pocket, not challenge it. Showcase your ability up and down the neck.

  3. KEYS – Imitate what you would hear on the radio (Piano, Organ, Synth Pad, Strings). Show off versatility and flexibility. Don’t play busy…play tastefully.

  4. DRUMS - Play tight (not fancy) grooves, in time without speeding up or slowing down (click track should help). In addition, we want to see your ability to play at different dynamic levels and maintain a consistent tempo. 

 

Steps 4-5

 
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ABOUT

The Territorial Worship Collective (TWC) is made up of the most talented, next-generation praise band members ages 13-25 in the Central Territory who play in their corps and/or divisional praise bands. The purpose of the TWC is to develop corps leaders and musicians that will push out into divisions and ensure that they have excellent quality music and leadership reducing the requirement to draw upon outside praise bands for youth councils or other divisional events. This collective of youth, initially made up of two praise bands of auditioned Salvationists, meets once a year for a ministry weekend (much like the Territorial Youth Band and the Territorial Youth Chorus weekends). During the ministry weekend, the Territorial Worship Collective praise bands rehearse a list of common repertoire, develop their skills, receive leadership training, and partner with mentor leaders and musicians. On Sunday, these youth take their skills and training to complement a corps worship service. 

Josh Turner, Contemporary Music Specialist, manages the leadership of the Territorial Worship Collective with support from Divisional Music Directors, Territorial Music and Creative Arts Ministries Department and special guests at the yearly ministry weekends.