I'm starting a cover/tribute band from scratch and was looking for some advice on how to run auditions. I've got a list of seemingly well qualified musicians gathered up from responses to my classified ads, but I'm a little unsure as to how to run the auditions with me being the only guy in the band so far. I've already scheduled a group of five (drums, bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, and vocals) to come in together, have the three song set list that we will be covering for the audition, and have charts for the other songs the band will be doing. I'm basically looking for advice from anyone with experience starting this type of project from scratch. Should I schedule a second group of musicians to come in on the same night? or should I go through one group, pick out the better players, and then invite them back along with other players from my available pool? BTW, I will be multi-track recording the auditions, so I will be able to go back and listen to everyone pretty easily.