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 The Singing Company, Divisional Music Directors, Territorial Music and Creative Arts Ministries Department and special guests at the yearly ministry weekends.
To audition for the Territorial Worship Collective and participate in his year's ministry weekend March 20-22, 2020 at THQ see below.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2020
VIDEO AUDITION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2020
STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD AUDITION PACKET (BELOW). CAREFULLY READ INSTRUCTIONS IN PACKET.
STEP 2 - COMPLETE APPLICATION (HERE). DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2020
STEP 3 - RECORD YOUR VIDEO AUDITION (INSTRUCTIONS HERE).
STEP 4 - UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO YOUTUBE (INSTRUCTIONS HERE).
STEP 5 - SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO TO THQ (HERE). DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2020
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.
Territorial Worship Collective Audition Information
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
Tell us your name, where you're from and how long you have been involved in corps and/or divisional praise teams.
Perform a worship song of your choice. NO original songs. You can play and/or sing alone or with a backing track.
PART 2: Soldiers Hymn (Phil Laeger and Marty Mikles)
NOTE: Play your specific Part 2 audition backing track from a secondary sound system (this is easily managed using your corps sound system).
VOCALISTS: On the VOCAL track below the lead vocal is included in verses 1 and 2 for the first few bars.
Sing with the VOCAL track, the lead vocal on verses 1 and 2 and harmony on verse 3.
(VOCAL TRACK HERE)
INSTRUMENTALISTS: Play (or play and sing) along with the backing track for your specific instrument.
Mp3s are linked below and the charts are attached.
Tips for instrumentalist - demonstrate variety.
GUITAR - Show a variety of abilities: chord shapes, strumming patterns, melodic solo lines and/or effect styles (if electric player), etc.
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.
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.
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.