The worship team is an auditioned ensemble that leads the weekly Encounter (chapel) services at SWCHS. Vocalists and instrumentalists (guitar, piano, bass, drums, percussion, and others) are encouraged to audition. The audition process consists of preparing two worship songs assigned by the instructors and a short interview. Students are required to participate in one year of either Concert Choir or Symphonic Band before auditioning for the Worship Team (exceptions are made for students whose instruments are not included in Symphonic Band, for example: guitar, bass). The Worship Team is responsible for leading music on a weekly basis on campus as part of Encounter (approximately 20–25 times a school year) as well as music for special events such as the All-School Retreat and special worship nights held on campus. A full-year commitment is required.