Got Questions?


Here are a number of frequently asked questions that we get:
 

How much personal time will it take?

In addition to weekly rehearsals throughout the year, there is usually one annual show in the fall or winter. We also participate in a Sweet Adelines regional competition in March or April Christmas13 groupeach year and sometimes have an annual weekend retreat to focus on preparing for this event. We perform in and around our area about 4-6 times per year for local festivals, business events, charitable events, as well as participating in Christmas and arts festival events. Regions 10 and the neighboring Region 25 also offer opportunities for education, such as Summer Music Camp and Quartet Retreat, where members can learn more about the art of barbershop harmony.

 

What is the cost?

Our monthly dues are $28. There is also a one-time membership fee of approximately $100 that is paid when you join; we allow new members to pay this fee in installments. There will be additional expenses such as makeup, shoes and accessories that members purchase for our shows and competition. Competing members will also have expenses such as hotel rooms and food. However, we try to be as budget-friendly as possible, so don't let a lack of finances prevent you from joining us!

 

What is the audition procedure?

 Potential members will learn a song from our repertoire and will sing the song (without using the sheet music) into a digital recorder. The Music Staff will listen to the recording to determine whether the potential member has sung the correct notes and words. Potential members have three chances to "pass" the song. If someone doesn't pass after three tries, we ask the potential member to work on the song on her own and try out again in six months.

 

 

Do I have to be a great singer?

No! It certainly will help you if you have a good "ear" for music and harmony. But you don't have to know how to read music or be an educated singer to be a part of our chorus. If you love singing, like to perform, and can control your voice to sing on pitch, then you would be perfect for our chorus!

 

How do I learn the songs?

We provide learning tracks for our songs along with sheet music. The learning tracks enable you to listen to your own part as well as the other harmony parts. We will go over these songs during rehearsal and sectional rehearsals.

 

Any other questions?

Please contact us if you have any other questions or concerns!

 
July 28, 2017

Come visit us! Sweet Adelines International conducts two "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" Global Open Houses each year, and Piney Hills Harmony is issuing the invitation for you to visit us any Thursday at 6 p.m. during one of our rehearsals in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston, 212 N. Bonner.  Click here for a wonderful testimontial video from the international office titled "Love to Sing?" For more information, use the "Contact Us" link above or call Carol at (318) 348-2291.  (Note:  Although we rarely cancel or change rehearsal nights, you might want to check just to make sure before planning to attend.)

 

Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to find out what we're all about!

 

Join Us!

Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.

 

Chorus Pix

Check out some of our recent pictures on our Photo Gallery page.

 

What is Barbershop?

Find out about this wonderful art form and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.

 

Support Your Chorus

Find out how you can help support great music in your community!

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