Please read this carefully. If you plan to be part of the NCBSO next year, please put these dates on your calendar and reserve them now!
Also, for new folks who are curious about the schedule for our Mondays, I have included one from last year below. The arrival times are probably accurate.
Registration was total chaos this year with lots of people registering in the last days. You will see below the process we will implement next year to address those issues and the possible needs to limit (cap) the numbers of people in the choir and orchestra to prevent us from getting too large for the average venues. You will receive plenty of reminders when it is time for you to register for next season. Your section leaders will be happy to discuss any of this with you. They are all aware of the new registration process and several have provided feedback. I will be discussing the new process more thoroughly in upcoming times together.
It’s going to be a great year!!
NEXT SEASON’S DATES
August 1-2 NCBSO Retreat at Caraway
November 4 (Annual Meeting of BSCNC)
January 13 (alternate January 20)
NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS for 2024
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.
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.
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…
Late fee of $50 will be imposed for registration on this date and following
Last day to register. NO EXCEPTIONS.
We have not finalized the schedule for our first worship concert, but as a reference for you, it will closely mirror this–especially for arrival times.
NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE, NOT YET CONFIRMED
10:00 Instrumentalists arrive
10:30 Orchestra rehearsal
12:30 Lunch for those who pre-ordered
1:15 Seating for SATB rehearsal
1:30 SATB rehearsal
2:45 Break & community time
3:30 Sectional rehearsals
4:10 SATB rehearsal
5:00 Announcements and prayer time
5:15 Choir to supper and attire change
5:15 Orchestra spot-check rehearsal
5:30 Orchestra to Supper and attire change
6:30 Choir lines-up for concert
6:35 Orchestra in place for concert
6:40 Choir enters
6:45 Orchestra begins prelude
7:00 Welcome and opening prayer