GOT TALENT! – MAY 9, 2014
INFORMATION FOR SDOL STUDENTS AND STAFF
Are you interested in earning money for your school in SDOL? Team Lancaster Education Foundation has planned a SDOL-wide Talent Show titled Got Talent!
LEF’s GOT TALENT! Will be held Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at McCaskey East High School. If a group or groups are chosen from your school as winners you will receive all, or a portion of the money raised that evening for your school. See the Q & A section below for details.
OPEN AUDITIONS for GOT TALENT! are being held:
MARCH 10 from 6 – 8 pm at the JPM Recital Hall
MARCH 12 from 1 – 4 pm at the Fulton Elem Auditorium
All performers must complete an audition registration form by March 5, 2014 to be eligible for an open audition spot.
Q & A Section for the Got Talent! Event May 9, 2014:
How will Got Talent! work?
Got Talent! was designed by a group of local LEF volunteers and staff. Schools can earn money through dollar voting tickets, which can be purchased on the night of the event, May 9. Each act will perform and guests will vote with their voting tickets. The act with the most votes wins (and so on). All acts to perform for the event will be chosen through an open audition process and judged by a panel of community volunteer judges. LEF is handling event management and marketing.
How much will my school earn?
- 1st Place Prize – $300 gift card for performer(s) + 100% income from voting on May 9 will go to the act’s school/campus
- 2nd Place Prize – $200 gift card for performer(s) + 75% income from voting on May 9 will go to the act’s school/campus
- 3rd Place Prize – $100 gift card for performer(s) + 50% income from voting on May 9 will go to the act’s school/campus
- All other performing acts will receive 25% of income from voting on May 9 for the act’s school/campus
- Votes will be tied to specific acts; Schools may have more than one act participate in the event May 9 (if chosen by open audition judges)
**Please note, the gift card awards to performers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be split among that group equally. For example, if there are 3 members of the winning 1st place group, each group member would get a $100 gift card; if there is only one performer in that group, that performer would get the entire $300.
What is the judging process?
- Auditions will include a panel of community judges with expertise in music, performing arts, singing and more.
- Performers will be judged on presentation, originality and performance.
- Winners will be chosen on May 9 by audience voting. Votes will cost $1 each. The act with the most amount of money will win and second and third places will be decided based on the next highest amount of votes.
Is there a charge to attend the event?
- Event tickets will cost $10. Each entry ticket will come with one voting ticket.
- Each performer will receive 1 ticket for a friend or family member to attend. Free tickets will not be accompanied by a voting ticket.
- Performers will not be charged a fee to participate or enter the event.
What type of talent is acceptable?
Talent criteria includes:
- Talent is able to be performed and viewed on stage at McCaskey East HS.
- The performance fits within the SDOL school standards and is audience appropriate as deemed by LEF per the SDOL student conduct standards and policies.
- All performers are SDOL staff or students.
- All performers for all acts participate in and are chosen via the open audition process.
- All performers complete an audition registration form by March 5, 2014.
- For May 9, you must be invited, chosen and approved by the audition judges and event committee to perform. We will not be able to accommodate all auditioning acts for the event May 9.
- All acts and performers are responsible for your music and equipment required to perform your act.
What was LEF thinking when they planned this event?
- We want to create a platform for the community to experience excellence in SDOL. We believe this event is one experience where community members can come together with SDOL staff, students and families. Plus, it will be fun!
- Got Talent! will be the only night SDOL talent from various schools will be together on one stage.
- We know how important it is to have funds available to meet your schools’ priorities. By leveraging our community connections, we hope we can raise funds together. We plan to leverage these dollars to attract even more resources to invest in teaching and learning.
- We will handle the event marketing, sponsorships, planning and coordinating.
Who do I contact about audition questions?
Call Sherma at 399-6418.
Where do I mail audition forms?
McCaskey Alumni Association Office
Room 265 – J.P. McCaskey HS
445 North Reservoir Street – Lancaster, PA 17602