|ROCK ON! Auditions for teen band set|
|June 22, 2012 09:13 pm|
Country and rock musicians ages 14 to 20 who play an instrument and/or sing are encouraged to audition for a band at 6 p.m. on July 7 at the Brookings-Harbor Community Theater.
The public is invited to attend with a donation at the door. All proceeds will go toward future Brookings-Harbor Community Theater productions.
Country-rock singer Camryn Ridgley, 16, of Crescent City, will be the lead singer of the band.
Event promoter Amy Terebesi is looking for instrumentalists and vocalists alike to accompany Ridgley.
Ridgley attends Del Norte High School, and competes occasionally. Most recently, she was Marty in the Brookings-Harbor Community Theater production of “Grease.”
“We’re looking for ... people who want to be in a band,” Terebesi said. “We’re looking for someone to go on stage and show us what they’ve got.”
Teens interested in auditioning should text their name, instrument and age to 541-661-4560.
Terebesi, Ridgley and one other individual will judge the musicians.
Any country or rock songs are appropriate audition pieces, Terebesi said.
She also advised that those auditioning should choose an act that showcases all of their skills. For example, if musicians can sing and play guitar, they should play a piece that shows their full potential.
“Really, the point about all of this is to get the kids involved in the community, and to do something other than getting in trouble,” Terebesi said. “It’s a community action spearheaded by myself to help kids in the community ... have music in their lives.”
If enough teens audition, more than one band may be formed.
“It’s an opportunity for anyone who wants to be involved in theater or music,” Terebesi said. “It will open up doors for any individual interested in music.”