DARTS INFORMATION

The Divisional Arts program is designed to impact musicians and artists through performance-based groups and an education focused training program.  The purpose of this program is to educate and train members for further involvement and leadership in their corps.

The following criteria must be met to participate in DARTS:
· Students must meet age requirements (see below)
· Students who wish to participate in DYB, Dance, Theatre must be eligible to attend Youth Councils.
· Students must commit to remaining in the program for its complete duration and on all dates (see calendar)

AUDITION INFORMATION

Previous Members of DYB and Peachstate do not need to audition.
ALL new members and ALL CREATIVE ARTS GROUPS will audition at the first rehearsal.


INSTRUMENTAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

PEACHSTATE BRASS (ages 10+)

Participants should be capable of playing the C-scale and reading up to Grade 2 from the American Instrumental Ensemble Series.
NO BEGINNERS

DIVISIONAL YOUTH BAND (ages 14+)

Participants should be capable of playing Triumph-General Series level and above.


DANCE AUDITION INFORMATION

(Dance Training ages 12+/Dance Performance ages 14+)
ALL Participants will audition at the first rehearsal

Prepare a dance of your own or learned choreography for this audition.
It should be 60-90 seconds in length and can be done to any clean and appropriate music of choice.
You must bring the recording to the audition (mp3 player, flash drive or CD)


THEATRE AUDITION INFORMATION

(Theatre Performance ages 14+/ NO Theatre Training this year )
ALL Participants will audition at the first rehearsal

Prepare the following monologue - This must be completely memorized (NO EXCEPTION)
Please also have a short song (without accompaniment) to demonstrate your singing ability


Audition Tips for Dance & Theatre:
ATTIRE: Notes about your appearance
a. Make sure you are well-groomed. A sloppy appearance is never appropriate for an audition. 
b. If you wear piercings (nose ring, etc.), please remove these prior to the audition. Remove ALL jewelry prior to the movement component of the audition.
c. Avoid restrictive clothing. Wear clothing which is comfortable, in which you may move freely and unselfconsciously. 
d. Avoid printed material on shirts and tops. T-shirts with messages or slogans are distracting.


DIVISIONAL YOUTH PRAISE BAND

(ages 14+)
ALL Participants will need to submit a video audition

The Divisional Youth Praise band is looking for dedicated outstanding young people who are dedicated to serving the Lord through excellence in music ministry and personal witness. This group will serve as a training ground to develop leadership and experience in leading worship, and offer an avenue for them to minister to the entire division.

REQUIREMENTS:
Preferably can read chord charts (or lead sheets)
Able to attend Friday evening rehearsals on DARTS weekends beginning in October as well as Youth Councils 2020
Active in their corps and have Corps Officer approval

SUBMIT A VIDEO BEFORE OCT. 7 PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING WORSHIP SONG
auditions can be uploaded to the following address: https://www.dropbox.com/request/voDR8R105lzrixVgHf0E

AS WELL AS DEMONSTRATE YOUR BASIC SKILLS AS FOLLOWS

GUITAR, BASS & KEYBOARD
Identify and play on your instrument the I, IV, V and vi (1, 4, 5 and 6) chords in the keys of C, D, E, G, and A.

VOCALS
Demonstrate your range with short exercises and your ability to find and sing a harmony part.

DRUMS
Play a steady beat in various times and styles.