Thinking of joining?
If you are interested in joining Spinnaker, the first thing to say is GOOD CHOICE! Getting involved in barbershop is a decision we have never known anyone to regret.
Whether you are an experienced singer or not, a capable musician or not, we would love to meet you. Our contact page gives you details of where we are and how to contact us. If you just want to turn up on Wednesday night, that’s just fine, too! You can sit and listen or join in and take part in the evening – whatever you feel most comfortable doing.
1. Express your interest
First, email our Membership Secretary, to let us know you’re coming or you can just turn up. You’ll find us rehearsing on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10pm at Blendworth Community Centre (click on icon for the address). You will need enthusiasm, bottle of water, a pen and comfortable shoes.
3. Continue attending rehearsals
On a subsequent visit, our Assistant Musical Director, Cathy Ball will establish your vocal range via a means of a “voice test”. This will determine which voice section you will belong to: Tenor, Lead, Baritone or Bass. This “voice test” usually entails singing a simple song like ‘Happy Birthday’. You will then be emailed some sheet music and teach tracks to start the journey towards your audition. Our Section Leaders can organise practice auditions with others so you know what to expect for the real thing when you’re ready.
4. Your audition
The audition is really not as scary as it sounds. Our Section Leaders have a wealth of knowledge and you can contact them if you have any musical queries along the way. Go for it when you’re ready! You will receive a letter in the post regarding the outcome of your audition. If you pass, the chorus will present you with a certificate, welcome pack and assign you a “buddy” within your section to ensure that you have sufficient support to help you on being a Spinnakerette!
Ready to start your journey?
Click on the button to send a message to Kay Sumpner, our Membership Secretary – please note that this will launch your default email application