A reminder about the totally new NCBSO registration process for 2024-25

As mentioned a few months ago, the next season will have a new registration process in place. This is being done for two reasons: (1) we have a large waiting list of people who want to join and very little, if any space to grow, (2) there was chaos in registration last season with people registering at the last minute and trying to process all the new members with auditions, etc. This new approach will calm the chaos and make sensible provisions for adding new members as space is available. Deadlines will be held strictly in order to keep things manageable.

Please note that every member of our group this year committed to attending AT LEAST four worship concerts during the season. Members that did not meet this requirement may not be eligible for membership next year since there is the possibility of us having to turn down many requests due to space issues. Commitment and excellence are two necessary qualities of membership for us to be able to be most effective in our ministry.

We will be communicating more about this to keep you on deadlines in the next weeks. Stay tuned. You will have between April 23 and June 2 to register to return to the NCBSO for the next season. If you miss that deadline, you will not be guaranteed a spot in the group.


April 23

Registration opens for returning members (those that are participating THIS YEAR). Returning members MUST register by June 2 to be guaranteed a place for next season. Those registering after June 2 will be in the same “pot” with new and returning members wanting to join and will not be guaranteed a space.

June 3

Registration opens for new and previous members. Priority will be given to worship staff in NC Baptist churches; they will be able to fully register at this time as long as space permits. Admission for non-worship staff, as in the past, will be by audition and recommendation from the candidate’s staff worship leader (new processing form will be in place). If we determine space is limited in the group, who is admitted may depend upon what parts are needed to fill out the choir and orchestra as well as the audition/recommendations results. Note, those requiring an audition and recommendation will have instructions on how to prepare all of that before the date registration opens for them to ask for membership (so they can apply as early as June 3 with completed information). The date a person registers in this period will also weigh in on admission decisions if space is limited. The date a prospect completes their application materials will be noted.

June 23

The last day to be considered for membership unless openings remain.
Non-worship staff will go through a vetting process and will receive word by June 28 that they can fully register or are declined membership. They must fully register no later than July 14.

IF OPENINGS REMAIN, the process continues…

July 4

Late fee of $50 (on top of the normal fee) will be imposed for registration on this date and following

July 10

Last day to register. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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