Registration Form, Spring Season 2024
Registration is now OPEN for 70s/80s REWIND – Spring, 2024!
We are now accepting registrations for NEW and returning singers for the Spring, 2024 season.
Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing, which is only available until Sunday December 10, 2023!
Rehearsals start on Wednesday January 10, 2024 for our 70s/80s REWIND show. The performances will take place on Saturday May 4, 2024 at the Foothills Centennial Centre in Okotoks.
We are a “non- auditioned” community choir, which means no previous music or singing experience is required. We’re made up of people who want to sing and perform – while meeting new friends along the way. (It might interest you to know that most of our choir members don’t read music, and had never sung in a choir before joining the Big Rock Singers!) We’ll teach you everything you need to know!
Our Spring performance is done in “show choir” style – we add a bit of group choreography and basic costumes to make our show into much more than your ordinary choir concert. It’s the best fun! We will help you learn it all step-by-step, and there will be lots of help along the way! All of our singers confirm that they never thought they’d be able to be such polished performers come show day! Everyone is successful – the best feeling as an adult!
For our Spring season, singers can choose the level of participation that works best for them. The “Concert Choir” sings fewer songs, but concert choir singers still enjoy all the fun of the thrilling final performance. For those singers who are happiest when they are on stage, and more is better, we have additional opportunities to sing and dance in the “Show Choir” and “Ensemble” numbers.
The full choir (comprised of the “concert choir” and “show choir”) rehearses once a week on Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:30pm) at Okotoks United Church (43 Riverside Drive.) Those who want to sing the additional “show choir” numbers, and the “ensemble” songs in our show extend their time at rehearsal (8:30-9:30pm.)
Workshop rehearsals take place on a few Saturdays during the season – we work on the music, the movement and the staging. The number of times you will attend a Saturday rehearsal depends on your chosen participation level (see above.) Dates and times will be provided at the first rehearsal.
For anyone needing a bit more guidance and practice, choir members also have the option to attend a weekly sectional rehearsal, to work on their specific part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass.) These small group rehearsals are hosted by our amazing section-leaders, and are a great way to get to know your fellow singers a bit better and have a whole lotta fun!
We are a volunteer organization. Each choir member participates in one of the committees that are integral to our show production system. Many hands make light work and when everyone helps to bring a show together, we create magic on – and off – stage.
Your final commitment is to fundraising. We are able to keep our registration costs affordable (we haven’t raised our fees in many years) by fundraising each season. We have different fundraising projects – some mandatory – some optional – and each choir member is required to participate in the mandatory fundraisers. Bake sales, Purdys chocolate sales, “Wine Survivor” or “Gift Card Survivor” and a local Trivia Night are some examples of our fundraising projects. The Board of Directors will provide details on the fundraisers within the first few weeks of the season, so you know exactly what to expect and how to fulfill your role in the fundraising projects for the season.
If this is a commitment you’re willing to make, we’d LOVE to sing with you this Spring! Welcome!
Please note that registration is a three-step process:
Step 1: Read the Terms and Conditions and select the checkbox to the left of the line “I agree to the Terms and Conditions”.
Step 2: Fill in your personal information and CLICK ON THE [SUBMIT] button.
Step 3: THEN click on the [Pay with PayPal] button. This will take you to the PayPal site to complete payment.
All THREE of these steps must be taken to be fully registered to sing with Big Rock Singers.
NOTE: For those who would rather not use Paypal, you can send an e-transfer for $300.00 (Early Bird pricing) to email@example.com
Terms and Conditions
Before registering, please read and agree to the following:
1. I have read the guidelines contained within the Choir Member Handbook and agree to abide by them.
Read or download the handbook here.
2. I understand that violation of the guidelines contained within the Choir Member Handbook may result in revocation of membership in the Big Rock Singers Society, at the discretion of the Board of Directors and Artistic/Music Director.
3. I understand and will uphold and support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the Big Rock Singers Society.
The Registration Form will only be available during certain times of the year, when we are accepting members for the next season. Payments can be made online through PayPal, either with a credit card or your own PayPal account or via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we cannot issue refunds on society membership fees. Registration fees are strictly non-refundable after the second rehearsal of the season.
Registration for our Spring season typically runs from October or November until the date of our second rehearsal in January
Registration for our Fall season typically runs from June or July until the date of our second rehearsal in September
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any other questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.
Everyone! Any adult (age 18+) is welcome to join us regardless of any previous music or singing experience – there are no auditions to join! If you’ve ever wanted to sing in a choir, now is the time! You won’t regret it (we have a LOT of fun!)
Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at Okotoks United Church (43 Riverside Drive) starting at 6:30pm. The first rehearsal is on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. There will be a few additional (Saturday morning) rehearsals during the season – dates and times of these will be shared at the first rehearsal.
Once you have registered and paid, a package of music will be reserved for you – you will receive this package at the first rehearsal. We will also provide you with access to a recording of each song so you can hear what it sounds like, as well as specific part recordings to help you learn your part. We make it easy to learn the music!
Ideally, yes. We put all the tools in your hands to boost your learning at home – of course you will have your music and we also provide part recordings for each song, so it’s easy and rewarding to practice a little on your own!
Our fabulous Spring shows (aka concerts) will take place at the Foothills Centennial Centre – a matinee and an evening performance – Saturday, May 4, 2024!
Absolutely! Coming together to sing is not only fun, but also incredibly rewarding. Great for your soul – your brain – your health and your mood! Our choir is made up of wonderful people – lifelong friendships are made each and every season. That’s why our tag line for the Big Rock Singers is “Where you will find more than your voice!”
We know that the benefits derived from music and singing, and being part of a choir family are all so important – we’ve seen that very clearly over our 34 year history. Therefore, we have kept it affordable to join the Big Rock Singers!
The membership fee for the Spring 2024 season is $325.00 (with an Early Bird price of $300) which includes your society membership fee for the season.
Payment can be made through PayPal using the links below while registration is open. Even if you don’t have a PayPal account you can still use a credit card on their site. There is also an option to e-transfer your membership fee to email@example.com
The Big Rock Singers is a community choir open to all adults who love to sing! To reduce barriers to joining our choir there are a number of fee payment options available. All such requests are confidential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have a strict policy on refunds as we purchase music, make plans and manage our financial commitments based on registered members. The $25.00 Society membership fee is non-refundable. After the second rehearsal, there is no refund of the registration fee if you withdraw.
One of the things we love hearing most is when new singers – of all ages – say that they never thought they could do it – they never thought they could be part of a production like ours. We promise that everyone will be successful and feel like a star on show day! Trust us – we have taken countless folks who have never sung in a choir, or never sung for an audience, and guided them through the process, step-by-step. You’ll have the best fun – guaranteed!