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Gold Nation A Cappella Ensemble

Meeting Dates/Times: 

 

We meet Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 or 6-8PM in the choir room (147). (The time we decide to meet will depend on who is in the group and what other activities/sports they are participating in at the time.) We will meet in-person at school following all state, local, and district safety guidelines including masks, socially-distanced rehearsals, air-purifiers in all rehearsal rooms, breaks between singing after every 30 minutes, and rehearsals in sectionals with smaller groups of students. During times of competitions, we will often meet two times a week in order to perform at our highest level. (2nd Semester)


What do we do?

 

Mission and Goals:  Gold Nation is an a cappella ensemble. (Think Pitch Perfect, Pentatonix, or Straight No Chaser). Gold Nation meets one time a week in the evening September through March in order to learn our show music and choreography for our competition and festival performances. Membership consists of students freshman through senior.


How do I join? 
 
Auditions are August 24th and call backs are August 25th. Students must audition with Mr. Hammann in person. Sing a song of your choice a cappella for at least one minute. (no instrumentals or karaoke tracks...just your voice). Pick any song that you like the sing. Mr. Hammann will judge you on your tone, control of your voice, style, ability to blend with others in the group.
 
Want to audition virtually? Students will also have the option to submit a video of themselves singing a cappella for at least one minute if they feel more comfortable. Please do not add any video effects. Video submissions will be due on August 24th by 5PM. (Please note: If you are selected to call backs on August 25th, you will have to come in person for this part of the audition.)
 
Mr. Hammann will notify if you are called back for an audition with the group on August 25th (check your email!). The tentative time for this is 6PM. During call backs, you will learn a section of a song with current members of the group so we can hear how your voice blends with the group. You may also be asked to sing your song again in person. 
 
Club Sponsor: Mr. Hammann (josh.hammann@chsd218.org)
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