Our three-piece band (guitar, bass, drums) is going to be auditioning a keyboard player and a vocalist next week. Would like some advice on how to do this. We have sent both of them our song list and asked them to pick several to play/sing with us. From the demos we have heard already, I think it's going to be a no-brainer decision with respect to their musical abilities. Of course, there are other things to consider, such as can they commit to the rehearsal and practice times on their own? What I would like to know is this: should we be prepared to give them a decision right then and there, or should everyone go into it with the understanding that we're going to think about it and get back to them later? My guess is, that some of us in the band are going to have things we want to discuss. Heck, I know I do already. It might be awkward to have that discussion with them present, and it seems a bit almost juvenile to ask them to leave the room for a few minutes. Wouldn't it just be easier if everyone knew in advance that we're going to jam together, have a conversation, and then be done for the night?