Thanks for expressing interest in Indian Whistlers’ Association (IWA).
The Indian Whistlers’ Association (IWA), founded on Sept. 19th, 2004 by Mr. Rigveda Deshpandey (The Maverick Whistler), is the World's first truly Indian and the largest whistling fraternity. It is India's 1st and only institution, dedicated to promoting Musical Whistling as a performing art and has done more than 300 shows all over India since 2004. We have many awards and accolades to our credit as well, which include a Limca Record of 48 whistlers, whistling simultaneously, a National Record of 150 whistlers in 2018, a colorful victory at the World Whistlers Convention 2016 & 2018, Japan and at the International Whistling Convention 2010, China. In addition, one of our whistlers has even made an 18hr marathon solo whistling record in 2014.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
**Question 1) Who can be a member? What is the process?**
Answer) Any whistler (age no bar, although minors must be accompanied by a parent), who can whistle a tune (without using any external man-made device) can be a member of IWA.
The joining process for new members is simple.
1. AUDITION->>2. ACCEPTANCE->>3. PAYMENT->>4. REGISTRATION->>5. ADD TO WHATSAPP GROUP
STEP 1. AUDITION- Submit your audition video by following the process detailed below.
AUDITION PROCESS - FILL and SUBMIT the GOOGLE FORM BELOW :
1. Fill required personal details.
2. Attach/copy-paste the shareable Google Drive /Smule/Starmaker/Any other Karaoke App or Cloud sharing link of a 2 MIN SELFIE VIDEO of yourself whistling any film song of your choice WITH A KARAOKE BACKING TRACK . (Be sure to Mention your Name, City & Song Title at the beginning of your recording.)
3. Submit your completed form and await response from us. One of the ZONAL HEADS ^^ will contact you on WhatsApp.
Mrs. Lakshmy Iyer (Treasurer-Spokesperson): +91 81694 46845
Mr. R Kapil Bansal: +91 99443 33520 (after 9pm)
Mrs. Jyothi R Kamath: +91 82819 66297
Mr. Mohan Kumar: +91 96638 13929
STEP 2. ACCEPTANCE- If your audition is accepted, you have the option of availing the WhatsApp Membership (WM)
The WM Subscription Fee for the first year is INR 1,600/- and comprises of
- INR 600, WM annual subscription plus
- INR 1,000, one time LIFE TIME REGISTRATION (LTR) fee (15 years validity).
STEP 3. PAYMENT- Make payment to IWA Account^ by NEFT/IMPS/Cheque Deposit.
Please note: Membership is valid till 31st March only, and enrollment of New Members will be accepted only up to 31st Dec of The current FY. Once paid, fees won't be refunded.
^ Bank Account details will be communicated by one of the ZONAL HEADS^^.
Note down your payment details (Payment date, mode of payment, amount, transaction id, and screenshot of proof of payment) for entering into the Membership Form FY 2019-20 in the next step.
STEP 4. REGISTRATION- Fill and Submit all required information in the REGISTRATION FORM-FY2019-20 and upload your payment details and a PP sized jpeg photo along with it. The REGISTRATION FORM-FY2019-20 link will be forwarded to you by one of the ZONAL HEADS^^ (see bottom of page)
STEP 5. ADD TO WHATSAPP GROUP- Once Payment Receipt and Registration Submission is confirmed you are officially an IWA member and shall be added to the WhatsApp group. You shall receive an invoice and your registration will be complete.
**Question 2) Can I make a career in whistling?**
Answer) Yes, why not.
But, you need to be musically trained, flawless and have the right contacts in the Media Industry. Thus this could take some time before you establish yourself as a Professional Artist. However IWA cannot guarantee this as it is to a great extent based on individual talent as well. Plus India is yet to open up to whistling as a career and very few people with the right contacts have made it.
Mobile no. (Whatsapp)
Out of India
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Jammu and Kashmir
Please share a link to your audition video
Could be a Smule or Starmaker video link or Google drive, Dropbox, etc.
Please enter name of chosen song, film and language
Ex: Jo Bheji Thi Duaa, Shanghai, Hindi
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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