Christmas could be coming for you early this year - if you're in a talented singing group that is!! Straight No Chaser is looking to collaborate with the best of the best in a video recording of “The 12 Days of Christmas”. Ensembles around the country - young and old - are encouraged to audition by submitting a video or audio file (with photo) of your group singing any song you would like, a cappella of course!
Out of all the submissions, Straight No Chaser will choose its favorite groups to be part of one massive virtual “performance” of the song. The winning groups will get to meet Straight No Chaser during their sound check, rehearse “The 12 Days of Christmas” with them, then be recorded singing the song live! The final edited video featuring all the groups will be premiered on Straight No Chaser’s website at www.sncmusic.com.
All types of ensembles are encouraged to audition; a cappella groups, church choirs, elementary school groups, high school choirs, barbershop quartets, vocoder-only bands … if you can sing and there’s more than one of you, you’re eligible!
Please, please, please be advised there can be NO changes to the group lineup once you enter this contest. Everyone that enters (via video/audio/photo) must be present at their respective concerts in order to participate. Also, note - although we'd love to fly/drive winners to their respective venues for recording, we simply cannot. So please only enter if you will be able to get your entire group to a Straight No Chaser show between 10/6 and 11/5. Please check http://www.sncmusic.com/tour-dates for details on which cities are eligible. This is very important and we appreciate you following these rules in advance, so thank you!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/20 with a video or audio file + photo of your group singing any song you would like. You need to include the following information:
Contact information (name, phone number, email address)
Full legal names and ages of every person part of your ensemble
Please specify which Straight No Chaser show between 10/6 and 11/5 you will be able to attend
We will be choosing winners on 9/27 and then will send over the sheet music for your group to learn before your taping date.
*** By emailing your submission as an entry in the contest, you confirm that: 1) you are consenting to the terms of the rules on behalf of yourself and all other members of your group with such members consent; 2) if you are a member of a named choir affiliated with a religious, cultural, educational or other institution, you have such institution's consent to enter the contest and consent to the rules on such institution's behalf; and 3) if any members of your group are minors in their state of residence, you have secured such minor's legal guardian's consent to agree to the terms of the rules for this contest.