Royals Audition Information

RiverCity Royals Auditions
July 2019

Jarred Venti - Royals Music Director

Audition Date: Monday, July 1st at 6:00pm (if you are unable to make the July 1st audition date, please contact Jarred as soon as possible to schedule another date).

To sign-up for an audition time, complete the form below.

The Royal Rockers (Royals) Performance Group is a skill and experience-based, audition-only program for advanced students aged 14-20. As a member of the Royals, students are ‘ambassadors’ for RiverCity Rock Star Academy and should represent the school at the highest level. Royals students must be self-driven, self-directed and able to learn challenging songs in a short timeframe. This program is designed to give students the experience of a real working band and to further excel their confidence and passion for music.

Students of the Royals performance group will have a multitude of opportunities to perform at community and private events (which could average 2-4 performances per month), in addition to the performance shows (mid-term and end of season). Although we realize students and families have other commitments and obligations, Royal students should commit to participating with the Royals through December 2019 (new auditions for current and new Royals will take place in January 2020). This is important for consistent band structure, bonding with bandmates, perfecting songs, gig participation, etc. 


Students interested in the Royals performance group must audition (details about the audition below). Students may audition for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, or vocals. Students should audition on their main instrument (or vocals), however those chosen for the Royals group will have the opportunity to be casted on songs for other instruments/vocals. A limited number of students will be selected based on knowledge and experience on their chosen instrument for the audition, as well as a positive attitude and enthusiasm for being part of this special group of performers. 

Once selected for this program, students will learn and perform a vast catalog of material from various genres including rock, punk, metal, emo, grunge, blues, among others. Students in the Royals performance group meet for weekly rehearsals Monday nights from 6:00-9:00pm, and additional agreed-upon rehearsal times as needed, as well as a weekly lesson on an agreed-upon day and time. Royals students are expected to attend and be on time to all rehearsals, performances and lessons, unless arranged with the Music Director in advance. Students must have available transportation to/from all rehearsals and to/from all performances. Students will be expected to be prepared to run through their songs each week. Royals must maintain a working knowledge of their songs and perform at scheduled shows as requested by the Music Director. Any student who misses more than one rehearsal or scheduled performance (after availability confirmed and commitment made) without previous agreed-upon arrangements with the Music Director, may be taken off a song or may have their chosen song cut. 

Parents of those auditioning must also support and agree to the commitment of being in the Royals performance group. 

Audition Information:

Audition Date: Monday, July 1st, 6:00pm, at RiverCity studios.

Audition Requirements:
Students will be required to learn one song of their choice from the following options (see below) on their chosen primary instrument/vocals. This song will be performed with teachers on the other instruments, no accompanying track. All instruments heard in the recording may not be present at time of audition.

RUSH – “FREEWILL” for Bass, Guitar, Drums, and Vocals

THE BEATLES – “LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS” for Keyboard, Bass, and Vocals

THE BEATLES – “I WANT YOU (SHE'S SO HEAVY)” for Bass, Guitar, Drums and Vocals

Students will be judged by the Royals Music Director and a RiverCity teacher on their performance, as well as preparation, skill, attitude, and adaptability.

Please reference original studio versions of these songs. Available Here on Our RiverCity Spotify Channel 

Auditions for the Royals Performance Group is open to anyone (between ages of 14-20), including brand new students to RiverCity.

All those that audition, please come with three song suggestions that you would like to do with the Royals this season (songs that audiences might know are more likely to get picked). 

If you have any questions, just let Jarred or Karen know at

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