Auditions for the Saltaires are held seasonally. All singers wishing to be members for the upcoming season must audition. Open auditions will be held in November for the 2018 season.
Saltaires auditions seek to address all three categories judged at BHS contests: Singing (tone quality/vocal skill), Music (musical expression), and Performance (visual expression). Singers should expect to do the following at the audition:
- Sing a vocal solo of your choice in any style (a cappella, 16 bars)
- Scales & other vocalises
- Sight reading
- Learn a tag with a quartet
- Light choreography
Rehearsals are held from 7:30 - 10:00 pm on Wednesday nights at the Legacy Retirement Residence of South Jordan (1617 Temple Ln, South Jordan, UT 84095)
Members are expected to attend rehearsals on a regular basis for the entire season. Attendance is taken at all rehearsals and performances to ensure members uphold this standard. Members who wish to perform with the Saltaires agree to the entire season with attendance levels as follows:
- Weekly Rehearsals - 75%
- Special Rehearsals (retreats, coaching sessions, tech rehearsals, etc.) - 100%
- Performances (spring show, district & international contests) - 100%
Each season’s calendar will include opportunities to perform and compete in various settings. These typically fall into the following time frames:
- January - May: prepare and produce annual spring show (typically with internationally acclaimed guest quartet)
- June - September/October: prepare for BHS International and District Contests (held in July and September/October, respectively)
- November: Auditions are held for the new season beginning in January
For specific events, visit our Calendar page.
BHS Membership (society, district, and chapter dues): $177 annually. $10 enrollment fee for new members. Special rates available for youth (25 and under) and seniors (70+ AND 10 years society membership)
- Black Tuxedo - Provide your own (coat should be single breasted, notch lapel, 1-2 buttons)
- White Dress Shirt - Provide your own (check for specifics)
International & District Contests: Make your own arrangements for registration, travel, hotel, and food. Varies by location and event.