Rock Programs at The Basie
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ROCKIT AT THE BASIE SPRING 2014 SESSION
Jerseys premier rock band program for young musicians
tunes during six weeks of group instruction, and be a rock star on stage as you
perform live at the Count Basie Theatres historic venue. Vocalists, drummers,
guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, brass and string players are encouraged to
complement their private studies with our collaborative program. Audition and orientation
class is required. All band classes are 90-minutes long and taught by talented
instructors with diverse backgrounds. Space
Audition Requirements and Procedure: Ages 8 - 18
All students must be currently studying with an instructor or a self taught master of music.
Students must perform a TWO-minute selection that
best represents their style and ability. Vocalists may audition with a karaoke
accompaniment or sing a capella. Singing along with a prerecorded CD with vocals is not permitted. Karaoke is suggested.
All other musicians may audition with live or CD accompaniment, or solo.
Students are expected to bring their own guitars, straps, drum sticks,
brass and string instruments. All other equipment is provided, including
pedal board for guitarists.
All students must attend all rehearsals unless extenuating circumstances should occur and must also perform in the end-of-semester concert.
SUGGESTIONS: Instruments audition with a CD track or accompaniment. Guitarists need two minutes to get through a verse, chorus and solo. Soloing is not a requirement but helpful in band placement. If vocalists decide to audition a capella, please ask us for a starting note or bring a pitch pipe. Vocalists tend to go out of pitch without this. No medleys please.
If your child meets the requirements and is interested in joining Rockit, please complete the application and return it with a $10 audition fee made payable to: The Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank NJ 07701. You will be notified of your childs audition time once the application is received.
Audition Fee: $10 Due with application (Made payable to Rockit)
Program Fee: $380 (Made payable to Count Basie Theatre) Due upon acceptance into the program.
All students must comply
with these guidelines and entrance to the program is based on their audition
performance. Participation in past Rockit programs does not guarantee
placement. The above-noted requirements are necessary to insure that each child
enrolled in the program has a positive learning experience. Each band will be
assigned a specific time and day for their 90-minute rehearsal class.
Winter Concert: Sunday, March 2, 3PM on the stage of the Count Basie Theatre
Spring Program dates are:
Saturday, March 22 (Assigned).
Orientation: Saturday, April 26 3PM (for new students only)