Royals Performance Group Audition and Program Information
Next Audition Date: Monday, September 11th,, 2017, between 6-9pm
To sign-up for an audition time, complete the form below
The Royal Rockers (Royals) Performance Group is a skill and experience-based, audition only program for advanced students aged 14-20. As a member of the Royals, students are ‘ambassadors’ for RiverCity Rock Star Academy and should represent the school at the highest level. Royals students must be self-driven, self-directed and able to learn challenging songs in a short timeframe.
Students of the Royals performance group will have a multitude of opportunities to perform at community and private events (which could average 1-2 performances per month), in addition to their own performance shows (mid-term and end of season) for family and friends. Although we realize students and families have other commitments and obligations, Royal students should commit to participating with the Royals for no less than 12 months. This is important for consistent band structure, perfecting songs, gig participation, etc. This program is designed to give students the experience of a real working band and to further excel their confidence and passion for music.
Students interested in the Royals performance group must audition (details about the audition below). Students may audition for vocals, guitar, drums, keyboard, or bass. A limited number of students will be selected based on knowledge and experience on their chosen instrument, as well as a positive attitude and enthusiasm for being part of this special group of performers.
Once selected for this program, students will learn a vast catalog of material and will regularly perform at special events throughout the greater Salem area. Students in the Royals performance group meet for weekly rehearsals Monday nights from 6:00-9:00pm, and additional agreed-upon rehearsal times as needed, as well as a weekly lesson on an agreed-upon day and time. Royals students are expected to attend all rehearsals, performances and lessons, unless arranged with the Music Director in advance. Students will be expected to be prepared to run through their songs each week. Royals must maintain a working knowledge of their songs and perform at scheduled shows as requested by the Music Director. Any student who misses more than one rehearsal or scheduled performance without previous agreed-upon arrangements with the Music Director, may be taken off a song or may have their chosen song cut.
As part of the Royals program, students are also required to attend a weekly private lesson for their main instrument/vocals (there is no additional cost for the weekly lesson). To participate in the Royals program, students should choose one the following enrollment options:
Audition Date: Monday, September 11th, 2017, at 6:00pm, at RiverCity studios (2769 19th Street SE, Salem).
To sign-up for an audition, complete the form below.
1) Students will be required to learn one song of their choice from the following options (see below) on their chosen instrument/vocals. This song will be performed solo/acapella and will be judged on degree of difficulty and confidence of performance.
All music can be found at Spotify at the following link:
Full Band Audition Song: Deep Purple ‘Smoke on the Water’
2) Students will be required to learn Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ on their chosen instrument/vocals to be performed as a collaborative group/band with all others also auditioning.
3) Students are required to present an original song or instrumental piece that will be performed solo/acapella. Students will be judged on creativity and originality.
4) Students are to submit a short essay on what music means to them and how it has shaped their life. The essay should be brought with them to the audition.
Auditions for the Royals Performance Group is open to anyone (between ages of 14-20), including brand new students to RiverCity.
If you have any questions, just let us know.