Brisbane City Sounds is proud to welcome six new members onto the risers.
These new members first joined us via our annual Vocal Education Program, after which they passed an audition and became prospective members. They then completed a 3-month onboarding period, during which they learnt several new songs and gained an understanding of chorus expectations .
BCS have been running an onboarding program for several years now, and have found that this period of time before full membership is beneficial for our new singers to find out if BCS is the choir for them. During the onboarding period, new singers attend vocal production classes during rehearsal, and are offered individual instruction on vocal technique and physical movement / showmanship skills. It’s also an opportunity for our onboarders to get to know us and experience the culture of BCS before completely committing to membership.
Our new members have recently had the opportunity to sing with BCS at “Christmas in July” at the Rose Café, Bayside Uniting Church Manly, where we performed some much-loved Christmas carols as well as other repertoire. Rose Café is an initiative for women run by volunteers from the church; it is a similar concept to the Men’s Shed movement, providing a place for women to meet and engage with other women. BCS were honored to be invited to sing, and had a lovely time entertaining the crowd.
Another introduction to BCS culture for our new members was taking part in the running of a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Stafford. There is stiff competition for sausage sizzle dates at this busy store, so we were very lucky to secure a fundraiser at the end of the school holidays. Thanks to the efforts of our members and their families, this sausage sizzle was both a great revenue raiser and a fun event!
Brisbane City Sounds has more exciting performances in the near future. Keep an eye of the website and our Facebook page for further information coming soon!