Student Worship Retreat
March 22-24, 2019
Hume is partnering with Joel Weldon and 02 Worship to host our Student Worship Retreat! Bring your youth worship teams and aspiring musicians up for a weekend worship experience like no other. These three days will enrich their leadership, build the depth, breadth, and health of your student’s abilities. Many Breakout sessions presented through the weekend will target every band and tech team member. A chart-topping house band will guide us through the main sessions, featuring a worship songwriting contest, along with terrific giveaways at every meeting. Experience powerful times of worship that you can take back down the mountain to your churches!
A prolific singer/songwriter/composer, Joel Weldon has written a diverse collection in his life’s work, now spanning more than 2 decades. Mainstream Christian rock; moving story ballads; passionate songs of worship; even composing music for 5 PBS documentaries and jingles for corporations such as Caterpillar. His music has been featured on CMT ( Country Music Television), Promise Keepers, Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie, Franklin Graham Crusades, Young Life International, and churches have used his worship songs across the USA and around the world, including songs licensed to WORD Records, Maranatha Music, Vineyard Music, Willow Creek Association, and many others.
Evan is a prolific song writer, recording artist, worship leader, and worship pastor. Most recently, God has called Evan to pastor Park Hills Church where they are a community of Jesus followers who gather, scatter, serve, and give for God’s mission to San Diego. Evan is married to his wife Sandy and they have five children.
Serving many years as the bassist for Lincoln Brewster, Norm has toured the world and performed or recorded with a number of Grammy-winning artists as well as currently teaching as adjunct professor at Biola University.
An accomplished singer/songwriter and worship leader, Gina is a great resource for vocalists, both lead and background singers. She has taught technique to countless vocalists with a drive for excellence and authenticity. She’s and her husband Norm often train and lead worship together.
Tom is a multi-faceted music and record producer who has worked with Stevie Wonder, YouTube sensation Megan Nicole, Dave Matthews, Earth Wind and Fire, and many others, including arranging and directing the music for dozens of major Hollywood movies.
Keyboardist and Worship Leader
Brian Willett is the current touring keyboardist for world renown band OneRepublic for 6 years running. He currently serves in worship teams, and writes and produces many other artists when he is not touring.
Worship leader and tech guru, Steve has worked with several of the worlds largest software companies. Training worship teams in the creative use of technology is one of his driving passions.
Bryan holds a Bachelors and Master of music degrees from Azusa Pacific University and is a faculty percussion instructor at Citrus College. He has traveled the world & played with such artists as Gwen Stefani, Eric Hutchinson, Tommy Walker, Bill Champlin, Crystal Lewis, Tyrone Wells, Lee Ritenour, Melissa Manchester, Bear McCreary and CeCe & Bebe Winans. He can be heard on the hit TV shows: The Walking Dead, Defiance & Eureka.
Drew Shirley is a rock guitarist for the Grammy-winning alternative rock band Switchfoot. He has recorded six LP albums with the band: Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity. (2006), Grammy-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2013), and “Where The Light Shines Through” (2016). He’s described as one who knows how to “get great tones and be a good neighbor.” He has been married to his wife Jenna since 2001 and has four daughters.
Musician and Worship Leader
Ryan Kirkland is a talented and innovative artist on the front edge of worship trends. His career took off when his band, “Between The Trees,” was signed by Universal Motown Records. All along, God had an undeniable calling on Ryan’s life to serve in the local church. His experience as the lead singer and frontman for the popular band proved to be the perfect training ground for the dynamic worship ministry he leads today.
Lexi’s fervent worship leading and featured artist roles include Harvest Christian Fellowship in SoCal and many other locations.
SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL WORSHIP SONG
Deadline: 11:59pm February 28, 2019
WHAT IS THE SONG-WRITING COMPETITION ABOUT?
ASCEND Student Worship Retreat attendees are invited to submit their original songs for consideration of being chosen to be recorded live at the retreat. From all the submissions, a panel of varied worship leaders and industry professionals select the 5 best to be recorded, along with sheet music and lyrics to be downloaded from hume.org, and recording made available through various outlets.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY SONG?
Send a download link of your song to firstname.lastname@example.org
*You must sign and submit the Licensing Agreement as well.
WHAT KIND OF SONG CAN I SUBMIT?
We are only looking for “congregational worship” songs that churches can use during a worship service, not “artist” or “performance” songs.
HOW MANY SONGS?
One song per attendee, please.
HOW GOOD DOES THE RECORDING NEED TO BE?
Whatever you can do is fine! We’ve accepted and selected song demos ranging from just guitar and vocal, to mixes straight off the soundboard on Sunday morning, to fully produced demos.
WHAT FORMAT DOES THE RECORDING NEED TO BE?
We can only accept emailed or MP3 recordings made available through an upload link.
WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED?
Once the deadline passes on February 28th, the selection process takes a few weeks. When the songs are chosen, we notify the writers immediately. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of submissions, we can only notify the selected writers. So, if you don’t hear from us within a week of February 28th, your song was not selected. (But thank you in advance for your submission, and keep trying! Some writers submitted several years in a row before their songs were selected!)
AM I GIVING UP MY RIGHTS TO OR OWNERSHIP OF MY SONG?
No way! This project is entirely to promote the original songs and songwriters of the local church. The writer retains all rights to the song. See the application guidelines for more details.
WHEN IS THAT DEADLINE AGAIN?
11:59pm on February 28, 2019 is our absolute cutoff. To be fair to all, we will not
accept any submissions that come in after that time!
DO YOU ACCEPT BRIBES?
Well, we don’t like to call them “bribes”… 🙂
BE SURE TO CAREFULLY READ THE GUIDELINES AS LISTED ON THE APPLICATION. INCLUDE THE SIGNED LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH YOUR APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION.
Retreat Daily Schedule
3:00 PM Arrival and check–in
5:30–7:15 PM Dinner; Sign-ups and announcements for Saturday Breakouts
7:30—9:00 PM Opening Session I
9:30—11:00 PM Open Mic and Snacks
8:00–9:00 am Breakfast
9:10—9:55 am Breakouts #1
9:55—10:00 am Break
10:00—11:15 am Main Session II
11:15—11:25 am Break
11:25 am—12:20 pm Breakouts #2
12:30—1:30 pm Lunch
1:30—4:30 pm Recording sessions in Hume Studio
2:00—5:00 pm Free Time
4:30—5:15 pm Optional Q&A with leadership team (Meadow Ranch Chapel)
5:30—7:15 pm Dinner
7:15—9:15 pm Main Session III
9:30—10:30 pm Songwriting Panel, Song Submissions Judging (optional)
10:30—11:30 pm Open Mic and Snacks
8:00—9:00 am Breakfast
9:30—10:45 am Breakouts #3
11:00—11:45 am Main Session IV with Communion
10:30 am Meeting
12:00 pm Lunch — Goodbye!
A chaperone must be provided for every student
Chaperones act as counselors for any youth student in the cabin
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