WAY Choir Tour

July 9-16

The mission of the WAY choir program is to provide a District-level activity that is challenging to youth and offers the great rewards of achievement, recognition and ministry. The mission of the WAY choir is to further develop Western District Youth to be ministers as singers, musicians, choir directors, section leaders, and preachers. Choir members will be instructed and coached on teaching parts, choral directing, and band leadership.

If you are looking to purchase the WAY Choir Live Recording CD, go here.

Leadership

Project Coordinator/Director: Luis Lenzi
Tour Chaperones: Jeromy and Bethany Hogue

Mission

The mission of the WAY choir program is to provide a District-level activity that is challenging to youth and offers the great rewards of achievement, recognition and ministry. The mission of the WAY choir is to further develop Western District Youth to be ministers as singers, musicians, choir directors, section leaders, and preachers. Choir members will be instructed and coached on teaching parts, choral directing, and band leadership.

History

The choir was started in 2003, and has experienced many successful seasons to date. Choir tours were held in 2003, 2004 and 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2016. A summer tour is the highlight of the choir season. Often, the choir sings at other District functions such as District Camp Meeting in addition to the tour.

Past years of the WAY choir have been very successful, and have achieved the goals of the WAY Choir program.

Be a part of the tour!

If you are a young person interested in being a part of the tour, begin our Tour Application.

07/09 – New Life Tabernacle – Napa (Bledsoe) – 11am

07/09 – Abounding Grace – San Francisco (Morgan) – 2pm

07/11 – Section 7 Junior Camp – Camp Paradise – 7pm

07/12 – Pentecostal Lighthouse – Visalia (McPhail) – 7pm

07/13 – Eureka! The Pentecostal Church  – Eureka (McDonald) – 7:30pm

07/15 – Monterey House of Worship – Monterey (Albalos) – 2pm

07/16 – First Apostolic Church – Citrus Heights (Sullivan) – 10am

07/16 – Revival Center – Modesto (Johnson) – 6pm

Application

Part of the submission process is now available online, however, you must still mail in your signature using the below form.
Signature Form
Online Application

Other Forms

Pastor Evaluation

Pastors may complete the pastor evaluation form if they so desire. This is an evaluation of the applicant(s) that attend your church and is completely confidential. It must be signed and a ministerial ID# will be required to verify authenticity.
Online Pastor Evaluation Form

Requirements

For an applicant to be considered, the application must be completed online and the signature form (see above) must be signed and sent in to the District Office.

WD Youth WAY Choir
PO BOX 800
Turlock, CA 95381

The deadline to complete an application is April 3rd, 2017. All application fees must be collected no later than April 3rd, 2017. This fee of $25 must be paid via Eventbrite.

Payment

$25 – Application Fee (Due April 3rd)
$100 – Tour Robe Fee (Due May 15th)
$220 – Full Registration Fee (Due July 1st)
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WAY Choir Membership Requirements

Members’ lifestyles are carefully scrutinized as part of the application process, and a written approval from the member’s pastor is required for admission. Prospective members’ motivation to join the choir is also examined during the application process.

  • Single, never married.
  • Ages 15 to 25 years
  • Baptized in Jesus Name
  • Filled with the Holy Ghost
  • Living a Christian lifestyle
  • Approval of member’s pastor.
  • Approval of member’s parents/guardian (if applicable)
  • Approval of WAY Choir Director.

Singer Auditions

The WAY choir members are selected by competitive audition. Members are screened for vocal abilities including, but not limited to: intonation; diction; pitch centeredness; musical knowledge and past musical participation. Auditions are used determine the suitability of the applicant for membership in the choir, and musical ability levels are assessed. The auditioning committee includes some members from the steering committee. The final decision of membership is made by the Project Director and Choir Director. Each applicant will be required to submit a video audition to the WAY Choir Director. The applicant will upload their video to YouTube and the link will be emailed to luislenzi@mac.com no later than April 3rd, 2017. You may choose from the following songs below for your audition. Please click on the link, download the track, and record yourself via video singing. Smart phone recordings are acceptable. Please include a brief introduction of who you are and what part do you feel comfortable singing. If selected, the applicant will be notified by email and asked to do a live audition at Youth Convention 2016 in Visalia, CA. The live auditions will include the same soundtracks that are listed on this page. Being granted a live audition does not guarantee you a acceptance into the WAY choir.

Singer Audition Song Choices

Jesus At The Center

I Am

How Can It Be

Forever

The Lion and the Lamb

Nothing is Impossible

Every Praise

Victor’s Crown

O Come to the Altar

Fill Me Up

Musician Auditions

WAY Choir musicians will be selected by the Choir Director and will be taken from the pool of applicants or from other eligible youth in the District with Pastoral approval. To be considered, please fill out an application, and you will be contacted with audition information. A lead musician team and backup musician team will be selected.

Musicians will be selected for

  1. Piano
  2. Organ
  3. Bass Guitar
  4. Drums
  5. Second Keyboard
  6. Electric Guitar
  7. Rhythm Guitar

After filling out an application, you will be contacted about how auditioning will work.

Financial Logistics

Application (Due April 3rd)
Non-refunadable application fee: $25 (Due April 3rd)
Video audition (Due April 3rd)
Non-refundable robe fee: $125 a robe is required (Due May 15th)
Tour fee: $225 (Due July 1st)

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Time Logistics

Tour Application (Due April 3rd)
Video Audition (Due April 3rd)

Practice Location

New Life Tabernacle
2625 First St.
Napa, CA 94558

Member Arrival Dates

Friday, July 7th no later than 12PM.

Practice Dates

July 7-8th

Mode of Tour Transportation

Tour bus and church van with trailer