Chapel Band & Leadership

 

Thank you for your interest in JBU Chapel Bands!

Chapel Bands are an integral part of spiritual formation at JBU.  Below, you will find information on both chapel bands and chapel leaders.  Chapel Bands lead our musical worship three times per week and assist the Office of Christian Formation in the pastoral care of students.  Read the expectations and process document below, and fill out an application if you feel this is a good potential fit for you!

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Chapel Leader

JBU Chapel Leaders are very important, as they shape the spiritual climate and culture of JBU by leading music during our chapel services. After reading and understanding the Chapel Leader qualifications below, please complete and submit an application.

Guidelines

Important Dates

  • Chapel Leader positions have been filled for the 21-22 school year.  Applications are not being accepted at this time.

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Chapel Band

The Office of Christian Formation asks that all students applying for chapel band review and agree to abide by their Statement of Faith.

Please review the following document before filling out the application: Chapel Band Overview and Expectations.

Important Dates

  • Electronic application due by 11:59 p.m. on August 27, 2021.

Audition Process

Vocalists:

  • Step 1: Submit a video of one of the songs above sung acapella using this link: https://use.vg/63Q4Vh. Videos should not be longer than 2 minutes. Video submissions are due by 11:59p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021.
  • Step 2: You will be notified via email at your JBU email address if you have been selected for in-person auditions. Sign up for an in-person audition slot using the link in the email. These auditions will take place on: TBD
  • Step 3: Come to the in-person audition ready to sing both melody and harmony on all 3 prepared songs. You will also be asked to sing melody and harmony on a song you have not prepared.  That song will be announced in your audition.  In all portions of the in-person audition you will sing to a multi-track recording of all songs.  You cannot change the key of any song in the audition.

Instrumentalists:

  • Step 1: Sign up for an in-person audition slot specific to your instrument. Instrumental in-person audition days and signups will be released on Instagram via @jbusmlt in August.
  • Step 2: Prepare the 3 songs listed above.
  • Step 3: Come to the in-person audition ready to play all 3 prepared songs. You will be asked to play in more than one style (ex: rhythm vs. finger picking/lead, open vs. closed/tight). You will also be asked to play a song you have not prepared.  That song will be announced in your audition.  In all portions of the in-person audition you will play to a multi-track recording of all songs.  You cannot change the key of any song in the audition.

After the auditions, the band lists will be sent out via email to all who auditioned.  Chapel Band Leaders will follow up with band members with a rehearsal schedule for all class sessions and chapels.

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