The Waytes of Carolingia do not audition. Membership is open to all gentlefolk of the Society for Creative Anachronism who play appropriate instruments and are willing to do gigs with us.
If you are in the SCA, just show up at our rehearsal and you can join in; show up twice and (with prior arrangement) you can get your very own copy of our repertoire. (If you're not part of the SCA yet, why not go to an SCA event or two, and if you think you like it, get back to us. Look here for more information about our local SCA branch.)
While we do not audition, we do expect members of the band to keep up, and we do not necessarily take time during rehearsal for members to work out their difficulties with the music.
Appropriate instruments are ones which are either period or close to period instruments, and which are "concert tuned" (when you play what you call a "c", it needs be what the rest of us call a "c") to A=440 Hz. Currently, we have recorders (both baroque and period), trombones (very close to sackbutts), violins, viola da gamba, viola, lute, and drums; harp, guitar, crumhorn & 'cello have all appeared from time to time.
On average, we play one gig every couple of months. We primarily play for dancing, or occasionally perform other works, at SCA events. On rare occassions we do projects in other venues.
Last modified by Eowyn, 29 October, AS XXXXV (2010 C.E.).