If you haven't already, please fill out the audition form here:
The main goals of The Harborettes and The HoneyBees are to have fun and share joy with others through our music. We sometimes do volunteer performances at retirement homes and fundraisers. We have practice performances (like open mic nights), and we also do tip gigs (like farmers markets). Most performances are paid, but don’t quit your day job and expect to get rich! Our focus is always on making others happy, with paid gigs as a side benefit.
Important Info Before You Audition:
The audition process begins by submitting a recording online. If you pass the recording audition, you will begin a probationary period where you must attend at least three rehearsals, and sing in at least two 30-min volunteer performances with Bobbie & the Soxers before officially joining the group. This is to ensure you are reliable, punctual, and can learn the required music. You will need to learn 10 songs (not memorized), but you will not need to buy a costume for these performances. Some singers who do not pass the probationary period may be asked to remain as a member of Bobbie & the Soxers if they so choose.
After the probationary period, if you have been accepted as a permanent group member, you will pay a one time dues of $75 to help cover the costs of group music licenses and insurance. You will also receive a Harborettes or HoneyBees t-shirt. If you are still interested in auditioning, but cannot afford the dues at this time, we do have options. Please let us know when you submit your audition.
Singers are responsible for their own travel expenses and costumes. Most group members have purchased all required costume pieces for under $75.
Once you are an official member, you can expect to be paid $30+ per hour for most performances, and more during holidays. Rehearsal time is not paid. There is no minimum performance requirement once you become a member.
HoneyBees group rehearsals usually take place on one or two Saturdays a month near SE 164th Ave in Vancouver. Small group rehearsals take place at singers' homes and are scheduled when needed.
Harborettes rehearsals take place at singers' homes near downtown Seattle.
How to Audition:
For the initial online audition, please find the sheet music below for the part you are auditioning for. There are corresponding practice tracks for all parts. Once you learn the part, you will make an audio or video recording of yourself singing the part you are auditioning for with the practice track that does NOT include your part. For example, if you are auditioning for alto, please sing the alto part along with the track that contains soprano 1 and soprano 2 only.
Please email your audition recording to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include any questions you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you!