The Chillicothe Area Arts Council is hosting a youth talent contest this weekend. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk to Administrator Julie Ashbrook:
The event is held once every two years and approximately 50 contestants are expected to complete on Saturday. “This is our third time around to hold a talent contest, “said Ashbrook, “We have four divisions for group or individual vocalists and instrumentalists.”
As part of their mission, the council believes it’s important to create an opportunity for students to compete before a panel of professional judges. “A juried event is something many youngsters have never experienced, ” said Ashbrook, “It isn’t just the applause in the crowd that wins it, but how they stick to the music. Those competing have to follow copyright laws in bringing music that has not been duplicated on a copier machine, but is the original. It’s a good experience for them.”
The location was changed to the United Methodist Church located at 1414 Walnut Street to accommodate the large number of entries. It is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and run through noon. There is no admission fee to attend.
Due to the large number of entries, the location of the Chillicothe Area Arts Council’s Youth Talent Contest has been changed to the United Methodist Church of Chillicothe, 1414 Walnut Street. The contest is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 23. The deadline to enter the contest has passed. About 50 vocal and instrumental contestants between the ages of 6 and 18 will compete. Spectators may watch all or part of this juried (professionally judged) contest. There is no admission fee.