Registration Form, Fall Season
Registration is now OPEN!
We are a “non- auditioned” community choir, which means no previous music or singing experience is required. We’re looking for people who want to sing and perform – and meet 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!
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 (alto, soprano, tenor, bass.) These small group rehearsals are hosted by our 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. Choir members are expected to help with ticket sales, committees, costumes, front of house etc. Many hands make light work and when everyone helps to bring a show together, we create magic on stage.
Your final commitment is to fundraising. We are able to keep our registration costs reasonable by holding various fundraisers during each the season. We have a number of different fundraising projects – usually 2-3 per season – and each choir member is expected to participate. Bake sales, Purdys chocolate sales, “Wine Survivor” or “Gift Card Survivor” and a local Trivia Night are some examples of our fundraising projects.
If this is a commitment you’re willing to make, we’d LOVE to sing with you!
Please note that registration is a three-part 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: 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 $275.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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, September 6. There will likely 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 Christmas shows (aka concerts) will take place at Okotoks United Church – three evening performances – Thursday, December 7, Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9! This year we will also sing as part of the Town of Okotoks Remembrance Day Ceremony on Saturday, November 11.
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 Christmas 2023 season is $275 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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!