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Baptist AllState Chorus, Orchestra, & Praise Team

January 29-31, 2016
White Oak Conference Center 


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  • Nominations must be made by music directors, youth music leaders, and/or pastors for new auditionees.
  • AllState participants must be superior leaders in your church.
  • Students must exemplify excellent singing and instrumental skills.
  • AllState is very musically demanding. It is NOT an opportunity to help a student with average skills. It IS a college-level experience for the truly gifted, mature students.
  • All Audition requirements for each group are available at: Audition Information.
  • Nominations are due by October 16, 2015 (postponed from Oct 9th)Baptist AllState Nomination Form.  Online Nominations can be accepted below at the bottom of the webpage.
  • Students in grades 9-12 & returnee College Freshmen & Sophomores
  • Must be active in their music ministry of their church.
  • New participants must be nominated by their music director or pastor to audition.
  • If you qualified for the SC All-State Chorus or Band/Orchestra or Region Band and you meet our other qualifications, you do not have to audition, but you must register with us by November 12, 2015.
  • Students may audition for Chorus, Orchestra or Praise Team. Auditions for two groups are allowed, but students will only be selected for ONE group.
  • Only video auditions will be accepted-only ONE video per disc. Accepted video file types are: mp4, mov, m4v, wmv, avi. Each audition MUST be on a separate video. We will not accept multiple auditions on one CD/DVD - they may be returned to the sender.
  • CD/DVDs may be mailed to us at: Worship & Music Office, 190 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210-8254  IN OFFICE by November 12, 2015
  • Results will be sent after November 20, 2015.
  • For more Audition information go to Audition Information page.
  • AllState Chorus and Orchestra members who participated fully last year are still eligible and do not need to re-audition and do not need to be nominated. Praise Team members will need to re-audition each year.
  • NEW! Chorus/Orchestra College Freshman & Sophomore RETURNEES ONLY-cam come participate during the weekend.
  • Registration Form will be sent to all eligible members and must be returned to: Worship & Music Office by November 12, 2015.
  • Send Deposits to: Worship & Music Office by DECEMBER 17, 2015.
  • Failure to respond by the deadline may necessitate you to re-audition the next year.
Participants MUST
  • Send Lodging form & Deposits to: Worship & Music Office, 190 Stoneridge Dr., Columbia, SC 29210 by December 17, 2015.
  • Provide your own transportation to White Oak Conference Center on January 29, 2016 and from the final location on January 31.
  • Provide your own orchestra & praise team instruments, except large percussion.
  • Learn music before attending.
  • Participate in all events.
  • Exemplify Christ-like behavior during all events.
  • Notify Worship & Music Office immediately of any changes concerning your participation.
  • All chaperones must be 21 years old or older.
  • One chaperone must be provided for each 1-6 students of the same sex.
  • At least one chaperone is required from each church regardless of the number of students attending.
  • Worship & Music Office CANNOT arrange for chaperones.

Chaperone Background Screening
Every effort will be made to ensure that everyone who comes to camp has a fun and safe stay; therefore, a yearly background check MUST be completed on EVERY ADULT & PARTICIPANT 18 years or older WHO ATTENDS Baptist AllState weekend. Your registration will not be complete, nor your lodging secured, until all adults in your group have been screened and approved by the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Please go to  for complete background check instructions.


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Things to Bring

White Oak Conference Center provides linens for each room, so you will not need to pack sheets or towels.  Some things you will want to pack:

  • Bible
  • Music/Instrument
  • Khakis & shoes (no tennis shoes) for Sunday performance.  Returnees - your Golf shirt from the previous year, unless you are changing groups.
    If cold weather is possible, plain white long-sleeve shirt for under the performance Golf shirt.
  • Casual comfortable clothes for the weekend, appropriate for the weather.
  • Umbrella and/or raincoat. Classroom & dining buildings are covered, but not distance to the hotel rooms.
  • Toiletries, hairdryer
  • Money for Hub cafe
  • No ipads or computer devises.  Phones will only be allowed during freetime. Wi-fi code will only be available for Adult Chaperones since there is limited number of access available.

Participant Form: All Participants and Chaperones need to bring completed forms with them. Student forms will need to have Parent Signatures on them. Copies were mailed earlier to participants and chaperones.  The original form is an 8 1/2 x 14 triplicate copy.  If you have misplaced yours, please print off WHITE OAK PARTICIPANT FORM, complete one copy and make two additional copies to bring with you to Check-in at White Oak Conference Center.  Do NOT mail them in ahead of time.

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COST for 2016

$ 127.00
Chaperones (2 nights)
$  67.00
 SCBC Churches receive a $10 discount
Lodging per person for two nights
Single (1 person in a room)
$ 94.00
Double (2 persons in a room)
$ 63.00
Triple (3 persons in a room)
$ 51.50
Quad (4 persons in a room)
$ 47.00
5 persons in a room
$ 42.00
Deposit per person due by 12/17/2015
$ 50.00
Balance Due at Check-in
There will be NO refunds after 1/1/2016.



Registration forms are due by November 12, 2015.

1. Print off the Baptist AllState Registration Form.
2. Complete the form.
3. Audition Videos:

4. Mail the completed form & Audition CD/DVD to Worship & Music Office, 190 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
-or- Fax to: 803.799.1044



All Lodging forms are due by December 17, 2015.

1. Print off the Lodging form: Baptist AllState Lodging.
2. Complete the form.
3. Make the check for the deposit & form to: SC Baptist Convention.
4. Mail the completed form and check to Worship & Music Office, 190 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

 Online Payments:

 1. Click on Baptist AllState Online Registration

2. Print off the Lodging form: Baptist AllState Lodging
3. Complete the form.

4. Fax Lodging form to 803-799-1044

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Rehearsal weekend:
White Oak Conference Center
633 Mobley Highway
Winnsboro SC 29188
Office: (803) 635-4685

Orchestra & Final Concert:
Lexington Baptist Church
308 East Main Street
Lexington, SC 29072


Chorus:Dutch Fork Baptist Church
3433 Dreher Shoals Road
Irmo, SC 29063

Praise Team:

Fort Jackson US Army Base
Columbia, SC

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If you need more information, please contact at the Worship & Music Office at 800-723-7242 (in SC) or 803-765-0030 ext. 2800.
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