Membership

Join the Chorus

What are the steps to join the Chorus of DuPage?

  •  You should love to sing.
     

  •  You should want to have fun while learning to be a better singer. 
     

  •  You do not need to be a professional singer.
     

  •  You do not need formal musical training.
     

  •  You do not need to know how to read music.
     

 

How do I become a member?  

• Attend one or several of weekly rehearsal meetings.
• Experience the musical fun and camaraderie we share at every meeting. 
• Audition with the chorus director to determine the correct part that suits your voice.
• Complete a membership application and return it to the chorus Membership VP
• Pay your dues.
• Enjoy your new hobby of barbershop singing.


What about dues?

 Dues are currently $185 for a yearly membership…but only $97.50 for the first year for those new members  that sign up for the EZDues installment Plan.
 
$185 includes $130 for the International Society, $35 for the Illinois district, and $20 for the Chorus of Du Page chapter dues.
 
Youth members get a significant discount.
 
Payment can be made annually, or through the society's EZDues installment payment plan.

Click on this link for a  fillable application you can complete, print and give to the Chapter Secretary or Membership VP: /files/2016MembershipApp.pdf


Uniforms

The chapter normally pays for half of the cost for uniforms with its members.
Currently we have three basic outfits.
 
Our formal performance uniforms consist of a burgundy vest and matching tie, and a white vest with matching tie, "gold look" chain and white spats, both worn with your own long sleeve, black dress shirt (straight collar), black dress pants, black dress shoes and socks. A onetime cost to members for the vests, ties, chain, and spats is $40.00.

Our summer uniform is our  short-sleeve shirt with Chorus logo, worn with your own black dress pants, black dress shoes and socks. (One-time cost to members for the red short-sleeve shirt with Chorus is $20.)
Our casual uniform is our short-sleeve logo shirt (above), worn with your own jeans or other casual pants, or shorts when allowed. Total Member Cost for Uniform is $60.00

 

Music

Each new member is given his own copy of the music in our current repertoire. There is no cost to the member for that music or any new selections. Please note that the chapter respects all copyright laws. 
 

Mentoring

Every new member will be assigned a mentor to help them get acquainted with the Chorus and up to speed with the music.