Honor society to host second annual holiday musical competition

Nov. 14, 2018

 

     ACTC Chi Epsilon Honor Society is hosting its second annual children’s musical talent show to benefit area youth on Saturday, Dec. 8 in the J.B. Sowards Theatre at the College Drive Campus.
     Carols for a Cause will be from 6-8 p.m. and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Hopes and Dreams, a local organization focused on helping children with special needs.
     The competition is open to students or groups of students in grades 3-12 to perform vocal or instrumental seasonal and holiday music. Registration is $15 per individual or group and the first 20 registrations will be scheduled to perform. Others will be placed on a wait list and refunded if they do not get to perform. Registration deadline is Nov. 26.
     First place will receive $100; second place will receive $75; third place will receive $50.
All audience participants will receive one voting ballot. The ballot will ask for the top three acts (regardless of age, performance type, or individual or group). Only ballots with three votes will be counted. Ballots will be collected and tabulated at the conclusion of all acts. Ties will be awarded an equal prize amount, but only 3 total monetary awards will be given.
     Tickets to view the competition are $2 and the sale starts at 4:30 p.m. the day of the competition. Advance ticket sales (maximum of 10) is available for each paid participant/registrant. No refunds are available on advance ticket sales.
     Concessions will also be available for purchase by cash or check only. A donation box will also be available for additional cash donations, which will be given directly to Hopes and Dreams.
     There will be an intermission half-way through the competition and at the end before the winners are announcement. At intermission, the children who participated in the first portion will be available to join their families in the audience. The children who perform in the second half will need to report to the art room.
     Full-time ACTC staff will be stationed in the room where children will be waiting to enter the stage (art room on first floor). Crayons, coloring pages, games, etc. will be provided to help entertain the younger children. They should leave any valuable possessions with parents or guardians. If a parent or guardian would like to sit with a participant they are welcome to do so.
     There will be an open rehearsal in the theater from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The day of the competition, check-in and sound check will be from 4-5 p.m.
     To register or for more information about competition rules, contact Michelle Gollihue at 606-326-2045 or michelle.gollihue@kctcs.edu.