If you are interested in joining Spinnaker,the first thing to say is: good choice!
Getting involved in barbershop is a decision we have never known anyone to regret.
Whether you are an experienced singer or not, a capable musician or not, we would love to meet you. On our "Contact Us" page, there are details of where we are and how to contact us. If you just want to turn up on a Wednesday night, that's just fine. You can sit and listen, or join in for part of the evening; whatever you feel comfortable doing.
Your first visit...
The first time you come and see us, we hope we make you feel very welcome. We are ever such a friendly bunch, and that's true of all barbershop groups, the world over.
If you want to have a go at singing during the evening, one of the first things we will do is place your voice. All this means is that the Director or one of his assistants will have a listen to you singing and suggest which part is best for you to join. We will ask you to sing "happy birthday" or another simple song you know, and some scales so we can see where your vocal range is.
There is more information about the 4-parts in barbershop harmony here.
How fast you want to get involved is really up to you, if you want to keep coming along for a few weeks and see how you feel about the chorus, that's fine. Ask any questions you like and we will tell you all about what is involved. We may even have the answer for you here in this list of frequently asked questions. Otherwise, when you know you want to join us, tell us, and we will talk about auditioning.
The idea may fill you with horror, but you will not be surprised that we have an audition to see that you have the ability to sing with Spinnaker.
Our audition is quite straightforward and nothing to be worried about. Here is a letter we will give you when you have expressed an interest in joining us, which explains the procedure.