Our cover band is currently holding auditions for a lead vocalist and a guitar player. We play classic rock, alternative rock, and a few country tunes. When we hold band auditions we assign the person, for example if they're a guitar player, 5 songs off of our set list, and give them a week or so to prepare. At their audition we have them play the lead parts of the songs, since we're a two-guitar band and our guitarists trade-off playing lead and rhythm. Once we blow through those tunes we usually jam to a couple of more. We also listen to how well they sing backup vocals/harmonies. And most of all, being prepared for the audition is a major bonus. In addition to that we talk to the person to get to know them better, such as where they live, how old they are, what previous bands they've been in, how long they've been playing, what bands they like, etc. Do any of you hold auditions differently?