Calling All Musicians: Auditions for Uzo’s House Scheduled for Sat., June 1
Co-directed by Wiley Bartels on drums (sophomore at Guilford High School) and Abigail Connolly on vocals, bass, and keys (junior at Guilford High School), this band has a second bass guitar and drummer as well as two guitar players, a keyboard player, and a singer. Rehearsals will be held on the third Friday of every month from 1-3:00 pm. Drums, keyboard, guitar and bass amplifiers as well as microphones and full PA system are provided free of charge.
Expectations for Uzo’s House Band
- Come to monthly rehearsals (currently scheduled for Saturday prior to Get Your Act Together)
- Participate in Get Your Act Together (last Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00)
- Open The Groove with 2-3 songs (maybe open second set as well)
- Participate in group chat
Ideally, we’ll have enough musicians to staff two entire bands, and band members can switch in and out according to availability.
Why have a house band?
- To get a chance to play in a comfortable environment
- Get more people will be interested in coming out to The Groove
- Provide structure
- Strengthens community
- Provide a place for up and coming musicians to have their own combo experience outside of school
- Provide safe place
- Have FUN playing music
- Meet people
- Set a musical bar that is high but reachable