The National Cherry Blossom Festival is seeking vocal soloists and/or group vocalists from the Washington, DC area to perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
To be considered for the Sing into Spring competition, submit the online application and $15 entry fee (payable by credit card only). All entry fees are non-refundable.
The first round of the Sing into Spring Competition is entirely comprised of video entries posted to youtube.com. Video entries must showcase you or your group singing. We will not accept entries in any other manner or media for this competition.
PLEASE NOTE: your YouTube video must remain UNLISTED on YouTube; your video may not be longer than 30-seconds (:30), and must be submitted no later than December 1, 2017 (new deadline) by midnight (EST). If your video is longer than 30-seconds, received after 12/1/17, or we are unable to open your YouTube URL, your submission will not be considered.
The Festival will select up to 20 finalists to sing live before a panel of industry judges in Washington, DC on January 31st, 2018, at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. If you are selected as a finalist, we will contact you prior to the live competition event, and we will post your name and entry to nationalcherryblossomfestival.org in early December 2017.
Judging criteria for the live competition will consist of:
• Stage Presence & Professionalism
• Technical Ability
• Audience Impact
• Overall Performance for the Parade
Competition RULES to be considered:
-- You must be a legal resident of DC, VA or MD.
-- You or your group may only submit one 30-second (:30) YouTube video entry. All YouTube video entries must be unlisted.
-- We will not return your entry.
-- You must complete and submit the online application in its entirety, including a URL to your YouTube video.
-- Online applications are not considered complete without a $15 entry fee.
-- You must be at least 15 years old.
-- If you are under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian submit your video and verify parental consent with your entry.
-- Festival employees and families, and those of Festival sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies may not enter.
-- Past individual Sing into Spring winners may not enter. Past school group winners may apply.
--All applicants must be available for the live audition event on Wednesday, January 31st. Please note that finalists must be available for the entire live audition show and rehearsals (call time at 5 PM, show from 7 PM-10:00 PM).
We will select soloist(s) and/or group(s) to perform in the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®. Soloists will perform in the opening number and song selections will be provided by the Festival. Group performers will perform pre-approved song material. No other compensation will be considered for winners or participants.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS STRICTLY A VOCAL COMPETITION. Dancers and other muscians should check the National Cherry Blossom Festival website for additional performance opportunties: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/get-involved/performing-arts/
Additional information contact:
National Cherry Blossom Festival