You have shown interest in Barbershop music and the Montana Sapphire Chorus, and we would like to invite you to attend one of our regular rehearsals. At this rehearsal, you will take part in physical and vocal warm-ups as well as sing with us as we practice our music. You will see that not only do we work on our music, we have great fun as well.
Over a period of time--3 to 5 weeks--you will have a chance to learn about our chorus and Sweet Adelines, Int'l., work on becoming a better singer, and gain new friends. During this period, you will visit with various committee chairmen about our chapter and with the Treasurer about costs associated with membership. When you feel ready to join us, you will be given the opportunity to audition for membership. We won't ask for an audition until YOU feel you are ready. There are two ways you can audition: record your song with three other members as a quartet (naturally, you will sing your selected part) or with the whole chorus. If you select to sing with the whole chorus, you will sing into a tape recorder. The recording will then go to the Music Committee for review and then on to the Chorus for final approval.
After you have passed your audition, you will do all the necessary paperwork (yes, there is paperwork) to become a full-fledged member of the Montana Sapphire Chorus, Region 8, and Sweet Adelines, Int'l.