TIME REQUIREMENTS 2017 Vegas Tour is April 7 through July 8
Rehearsals: Must attend 15 out of 18 blocks of rehearsals (a rehearsal block is 3 hours)
April 7 Friday (1 block)
April 14 Friday (1 block)
April 15 Saturday (3 blocks)
April 28 Friday (1 block)
May 12 Friday (1 block)
May 13 Saturday (3 blocks)
May 19 Friday (1 block)
May 26 Friday (1 block)
June 9 Friday (1 block)
June 10 Saturday (3 blocks)
June 16 Friday (1 block)
June 23 Friday (1 block)
All members will receive private vocal instruction
conducted by chorus coaches/directors
could be individually or in small groups of three's and fours
dates will be provided to select
Mandatory attendance at the Scottsdale, Arizona show, Saturday July 1
First rehearsal in Scottsdale at 12:00 noon, Saturday July 1
Las Vegas International Convention and Chorus competition - July 2-8
Tour members must learn all repertoire and choreography
Approximately 6-8 songs (that includes the contest music)
Learning tracks will be made available in January.
Choreography must be learned on your own outside of rehearsals as required, through online videos provided.
Choreography videos will be made available once prepared
Repertoire and Choreography Accountability:
Song Qualifying – All members will qualify on each song in the repertoire. Members will know due dates for theses qualifying tests in advance. This could be done live, or audio or video recording submitted to section leaders.
Choreography Qualifying - tour members will demonstrate they know choreography.
All candidates must complete an online application to be reviewed by the board/music team. Completed applications are reviewed by the board/music team.
A leadership member will contact candidates to discuss rehearsals they will make (out of 18) and make any adjustments.
Applications are handled case-by-case.
Many factors will be weighed, including the person’s chorus/quartet experience, and how committed and dedicated they have been in the past.
Candidates who can make 15 of 18 blocks will be approved for the tour.
Tour members must sign a contract to show their commitment to the chapter expectations and desires. The contract will state the number of blocks they WILL attend (out of 18 blocks).
AUDITION All non-members must audition to be considered for the tour.
DUES and FEES
All Tour members must:
pay at least ½ of chapter dues at the time they sign the contract. (Dues are $120 total)
pay the remaining balance no later than March 1st.
be paid members of the BHS
purchase a full registration for the 2017 Las Vegas International Convention
purchase/obtain all required uniform items
secure your own transportation and lodging for all events unless previously decided the chapter officially decides to cover these expenses
Beginning April 7, attendance and preparation will be tracked to help each man and the chorus as a whole to continually improve.
We hope all members maintain solid attendance and preparation as to stay qualified for performance with the group.
As needed, members will receive guidance to help them improve their attendance and/or performance.
Your Kentucky Vocal Union Leadership Team
Michael O'Brien, President
Aaron Dale, Immediate Past President, Artistic Director
Bill Munn, Secretary, Treasurer
Steve Burke, Chorus Manger, Marketing VP
Don Rose, Director of Education, Lead Section Leader
Chris Gregory, Music VP, Assistant Director, Bass Section Leader
Jeremy Conover, Assistant Director, Music Coach
Bob McFadden, Membership VP, Music Coach
Chad St. John, Baritone Section Leader, Music Coach
J.J. Hawkins, Baritone Section Leader
Dan Delaney, Member at large, visual coach
Josh O'Brien, Member at large, Lead Section Leader