We are a community choir and welcome all singers 18 years and over regardless of their ethnicity, religion, cultural heritage, ability and sexual orientation.
The Upbeat Boyz is a non-audition choir.
We offer voice assessments after the first 3 free rehearsals to new members who wish to determine which voice section they would be best suited to (Tenor, Baritone etc).
From the get-go, new members will be given access to our Members Only Team App which gives access to audio learning files, sheet music to print at home, rehearsal RSVPs, push notifications and lots more.
Fill in the EOI form <HERE> and someone will contact you to welcome you our next rehearsal.
Regular Rehearsals: The Upbeat Boyz rehearse every week on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:30pm at the Metropolitan Community Church in Petersham.
For the exact location please scroll down to the embedded map.
On the Members' Portal (TeamApp) all singers are required to RSVP at least 30 minutes before each rehearsal and attendance will be taken upon arrival.
Rehearsals will usually start with a short physical warm up then a vocal warm up applying singing technique and song repertoire. There is a lot to learn and memorise for each concert so we expect everyone to put in extra practise hours at home to avoid last minute panic and pressure.
The rehearsal time is very precious and everyone works hard but at the same time it is a great place to make new friends and enjoy the art of singing.
Additional Rehearsals: Leading up to a concert performance it is often necessary to plan in some additional rehearsals as we hone and polish our material (including some chory!) for the opening show. These additional rehearsals are planned in advance and will be on the Members TeamApp Calendar (which can be subscribed to).
Absences: To ensure the best possible outcome at performances our attendance policy requires attending at least 75% of rehearsals during each concert period. Sectional (voice-part) rehearsals are also planned in by the section-leaders.
Season Break: We take a break from XXX to XXXX
Your questions, answered.
How do I join the Members' Portal, TeamApp?
If you have submitted an EOI form from this website, we will send you an email inviting you to join our TeamApp and instructions on how to do this.
When am I expected to pay my membership and how do I do this?
Membership fees are to be paid after you have attended 3 rehearsals. Thereafter they are paid every half-year or pro-rata depending on when you joined.
We only accept online payment and you can do this securely (via Stripe) through the Members' TeamApp.