From Visitor to Member
Wondering what happens when you visit EVBH and how you become a member? Read on!
Your Initial Visit
When you visit an EVBH chorus rehearsal, a member of our music team will voice-place you. That simply means he’ll listen to your voice and determine your most comfortable range. Then you join us for rehearsal, sitting next to a member singing the same part: Tenor, Lead, Baritone, or Bass.
Phase 1: After a few weeks (we strongly recommend 3 consecutive), when you've had a chance to see if we are a good fit for you, you can request a membership application from the chapter secretary. Complete the app, then hold on to it (we don't want your money yet!).
Phase 2: Now is when you can request a private audition with your section leader and the director. But don’t worry,
you don’t have to sing all alone; new members audition by singing a very simple song (like "My Wild Irish Rose" or "Down Our Way") in a quartet or octet. To repeat, this will be in front of the director and your section leader. This allows you to feel more comfortable, but still allows the evaluators to hear one voice within the larger group.
The audition portion (Phase 2) can always be repeated.
Phase 3: If you successfully pass Phase 2, you would proceed to an interview session. Here you will be able to ask questions of our director and a couple of members of our music team and chapter board, and they will share information with you so that you are able to make an informed decision before joining us.
Congratulations, you are now a member of the Harmonizers!
After passing your audition, a new member is partnered with a long-time member for support. Small groups of members will work with you to quickly learn all of our songs. Everyone is willing to help, and soon you’ll be helping a new member yourself!