Derby East Gang Show - Flying High
* Cast Auditions *

Auditions for Flying High 2014

Flying High 2014 will be performed at the Derby Theatre, from 18th to 22nd March 2014. Auditions are open to all members of the Derby East Scout District and Brownies, Guides and leaders in the Derby East area of age 8 years and above. Members from other districts and divisions are also welcome to audition.

All applicants need to bring the completed application form together with a passport size photo of themselves with their name written on the back, to the auditions which will take place on Saturday 29th June 2013 or Saturday 13th July 2013 at Borrow Wood Primary School, Arundel Drive, Spondon, Derby DE21 7QW. Applicants do not need to come to both, come on which date suits best at the following times:

Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides, Explorers and Young Leaders under the age of 16 years should come at 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Please note that Cubs and Brownies must be 8 years of age at the time of the show.

Explorers and Young Leaders over the age of 16 years, Scout Network, Scout and Guide Leaders and Scout Active Support members should come at 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Applicants will be at the audition for the whole of the two hours and will be required do movement to music and sing in groups. A preview of the audition songs can be seen here.

Uniform is not required for the auditions but please wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear for movement. Everyone who attends will be notified of the result of the auditions as soon as possible afterwards. Rehearsals for those successful will take place on Saturday evenings commencing on Saturday 7th September 2013, at the Scout and Guide Centre, 120 Osmaston Road, Derby DE1 2RF, with some additional specialist rehearsals as and when required. From Saturday 25th January 2014, rehearsals will take place at Borrow Wood Primary School, Spondon. Due to the success of previous shows, we are discontinuing the payment of subscriptions so no payment is required at rehearsals. Cast members will be expected to make a commitment to the show and attend all rehearsals.

Download Application Form in pdf format
Forms are also available from your leaders or the producer

Download above audition details in pdf format

For more details or any questions please email the Producer : producer@flyinghigh.org.uk


This year for the music audition we would like you to have a go at learning a piece of music at home before you come to the audition. Please do your best to learn the song but don’t worry if you struggle, we won’t turn anyone away if they haven’t learnt the song, it will just make our lives easier if you have learnt it.

Cubs and Brownies

Please learn the first minute of the song ‘When I Grow Up’ from the musical ‘Matilda’ by Tim Minchin, you will find on this page, a cut down clip of what you need to learn along with a lyric sheet and a backing track to practice with so you know what it will sound like on the day.

Scouts, Guides, Explorers, Rangers and Adults

Please learn the first minute and half of ‘World in Union’ by Hayley Westenra.

• Please note that her version sounds very high, if you listen to the ‘World in Union with tune’ track it is much easier to sing to, especially for the men, but listen to her original track to get an idea of the song.

• On the backing tracks you have a short intro and start at 5 seconds.

You will also find a lyric sheet and a copy of the sheet music for anyone who can read music with the words on.

Any problems or questions please contact producer@flyinghigh.org.uk

Iain Barnett
Musical Director

Sample Music Clips, lyrics and sheet music

Cubs and Brownies - When I Grow Up - Original
Cubs and Brownies - When I Grow Up - Accompaniment (backing track)
Cubs and Brownies - When I Grow Up - With tune
Cubs and Brownies - When I Grow Up - lyrics (pdf)

Scouts, Guides and Adults - World in Union - Original
Scouts, Guides and Adults - World In Union- Accompaniment (backing track)
Scouts, Guides and Adults - World In Union - With tune
Scouts, Guides and Adults - World In Union - lyrics (pdf)
Scouts, Guides and Adults - World In Union - sheet music (pdf)