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RISING STARS STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

 

Rising Stars is a solo contest in which a standardized rating and comments will be given for each entry in the areas of Brass, Dance, Drama, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Ukulele and Voice. Select performers will be invited to contribute at the upcoming Music and Arts Festival to be held in Milwaukee, WI on June 11-14, 2020.

 

Rising Stars has been created in order to:

  • Encourage the development of individuals involved in the creative arts.

  • Motivate soloists, providing a goal to work towards.

  • Provide constructive feedback from impartial adjudicators outside their own leadership at their Corps.

  • Provide additional opportunity for performance.

  • Give additional motivation for the development and celebration of skills to emphasize giving our best to glorify God with the talents he gave us.

The M.A.P. curriculum provides the organizational structure for this event. Please see the categories listed on the next page to determine which level to compete in. If you are unsure, please consult your Divisional Music Director.

 

It is our hope that Corps Officers, local officers, Divisional Music Directors and parents will help in the preparation for this event. Children love to please and want to excel. This gives us a great responsibility to provide a safe and positive environment for them to shine. It is paramount that our young artists be encouraged, feel supported and grow through the Rising Stars experience.

BRASS: Guidelines and Rubrics

Level ONE Required Solo (ages 9-13):

  • I Want to Live Right (Sunday School Choruses #14) – arr. Hollie Ruthberg 

 

Level TWO Required Solo (ages 9-13):

  • Simple Gifts (Salvationist Star Search #7)

 

Level THREE Required Solo (ages 14-25):

  • I’ve Got Peace Like A River (Salvationist Star Search #9)

 

Level FOUR Required Solo (ages 14-25):

  • This is the Day (Salvationist Star Search #14)

 

Level FIVE Required Solos (ages 14-25):

  • Cornet – Wondrous Day (Instrumental Album 29) – Erik Leidzen 

  • Euph/Bar – Song of the Brother (Euph Solos Album) – Erik Leidzen 

  • Trombone – Hosanna (Festival Series 171) – Herbert Mountain 

  • Eb Horn – The Old Rustic Bridge (Festival Series 251) – Erik Leidzen 

  • Eb Bass – Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep (Inst. Album 14) – E. Rance 

  • Bb Bass – This Little Light of Mine (Star Search #15) – Norman Bearcroft 

DANCE: Guidelines and Rubrics

Level ONE (Choose one of the two songs):

 

Level TWO (ages 14-25)

  • Either of the songs suggested for Level ONE

  • Music of your choice that meets ALL the following criteria:

    • Must be between 2:00-4:00 minutes in length.

    • Music that best displays the dancer’s style and abilities.

    • Must contain material entirely appropriate for presentation in the context of a Salvation Army worship service or Christian arts festival.

    • If the lyrics of the selected song are in a language other than English, a written translation must be provided for the adjudicators.

DRAMA: Guidelines and Rubrics

  • Level ONE (ages 9-13)​​; Choose one from the list below

    • My Weird Cousin

    • New Student

    • Call Waiting

    • Any 1-character monologue script published by The Salvation Army in one of the following resources:

      • Bringing Scripture Alive! Volume 1 (USA East)

      • Bringing Scripture Alive! Volume 3 (USA East)

      • Sascripts.org (online)

      • Caught in the Act of Worship (USA Central)

  • Level TWO (ages 14-25)

    • Any monologue suggested for Level ONE

    • A monologue of your choice that meets ALL the following criteria:

      • Must be a true monologue, meaning there should be no audible dialogue spoken by an additional character seen or unseen.

      • Must contain material entirely appropriate for presentation in the context of a Salvation Army worship service or Christian arts festival.

      • Usage of the script is either royalty-free or permission is granted by the author or through the purchase of a published copy.

      • A written copy of the script must be submitted along with the video submission.

GUITAR: Guidelines and Rubrics

PERCUSSION: Guidelines and Rubrics

  • Level ONE Required Solo (ages 9-13):

    • Our Song Shall Rise (Star Search) – Andrew Boynton 

  • Level TWO Required Solo (ages 9-13):

    • Crown Him Lord of All (Star Search) – Andrew Boynton 

  • Level THREE Required Solo (ages 14-25):

    • Solid Rock (Star Search) – Andrew Boynton 

  • Level FOUR Required Solo (ages 14-25):

    • Joyful! (Star Search) – Andrew Boynton 

  • Level FIVE Required Solos (ages 14-25):

    • Etude 1 (Portraits In Rhythm / 50 studies for Snare Drum) – Anthony J. Cirone 

PIANO: Guidelines and Rubrics

  • Level ONE Required Solo (ages 9-13):

    • God is So Good (Encore No. 1) – arr. Andrew Mackereth 

  • Level TWO Required Solo (ages 9-13):

    • Count Your Blessings (Songs of Salvation #147) – Edwin Excell 

  • Level THREE Required Solo (ages 14-25):

    • The Matador (Bastien Piano Basics Level 3, pg. 24) – James Bastien 

  • Level FOUR Required Solo (ages 14-25):

    • He Giveth More Grace (Encore No. 28) – Ray Steadman-Allen 

  • Level FIVE Required Solos (ages 14-25):

    • What a Friend (Musical Offerings One No. 19) – Leonard Ballantine 

UKULELE: Guidelines and Rubrics

VOICE: Guidelines and Rubrics

  • Level ONE Required Solo (ages 9-13):

    • Walk in the Light (Star Search Vocal #2) – arr. Gavin Whitehouse 

  • Level TWO Required Solo (ages 9-13):

    • Evening Prayer (Children’s Praise #4) – Jim Cheyne 

  • Level THREE Required Solo (ages 14-25):

    • I Surrender (Songs of Salvation #125) – Phil Laeger 

  • Level FOUR Required Solo (ages 14-25):

    • Only This I Ask (Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1) – Graeme Press 

  • Level FIVE Required Solos (ages 14-25):

    • Precious Jesus (Gems 8) – Clark 

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