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4/7/20 update: In response to the postponement of the Music and Arts Festival, the submission window for Rising Stars has moved to June 1 - 30, 2020. We will send comments and ratings to participants by July 17, 2020. 

RISING STARS STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

 

Rising Stars is a solo festival 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. 

 

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):

 

Level TWO Required Solo (ages 9-13):

 

Level THREE Required Solo (ages 14-25):

 

Level FOUR Required Solos (ages 14-25):

 

Level FIVE Required Solos (ages 14-25):

  • Cornet – A Happy Day (Instrumental Album 10) – Erik Leidzen 

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

  • Trombone – Eternal Quest (Instrumental Album 30) – Ray Steadman-Allen 

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

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

  • 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.

UKULELE: Guidelines and Rubrics

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