When we found out in February that CUSD had removed music education off of the cut list. While this was a “victory” to know our kids will be able to continue with music, we simply just couldn’t stop or claim this was an end. We were far from our goal as an organization to help build a sustainable program and since music has been an important part of all of our organization and supporter’s lives, it was time to enter the next phase.
Music has an important history in Calaveras County. It is a county wide hobby for a lot of residents. It is a county wide activity with concerts at Ironstone Vineyards or at the Calaveras Fair and Jumping Frog Jubliee. From garage bands in Rancho Calaveras to coffee shop players in Murphys, Arnold and Mountain Ranch, choirs in our local churches and to students at CUSD, Bret Harte and Vallecito Districts, or simply in the comfort of our own homes and cars with our iDevices, we as residents always have had music as an important part of our lives in some way shape or form.
That is why we have made the transition to start the Support Music Calaveras Campaign. This is a county wide campaign to support music for every resident in Calaveras County. We will be here first to support music education county wide. We will be here to support music performances. We will be here to bring music to everyone with community support because #musicmatters
Our First Event is the Calaveras Has Talent Show. This is a family oriented and fun event is open to every resident in Calaveras County. Come audition. Sing your heart out, Dance your legs off, show us some magic tricks, strum your guitar or show us what ever talent makes you unique with a goal: Just have fun!
Calaveras Youth Organization will be seeking local and community fundraising support for our events. Tickets will be sold at the Quarter, Semi and Final Events for those that want to attend the shows. All funds will be used for the Support Music Calaveras Campaign.
We will have 2 Quarter Final Events (Aug 8 at the SA Town Hall, and Aug 15 at the Fairgrounds)
The Semi Final Event will August 29 at the Fair Grounds.
The Final will be October 10th, 2015 at the Fairgrounds.
Audition to advance and gain entry to the quarter final will be held at the following dates and times:
(Note: “Electric and Amplified band auditions will not be available at the Valley Springs or Avery Middle School locations)
Application for the tryouts can be found here.
Please note: There will be no audience at the try out auditions, just a performer and three judges. Those under 18 can have one parent or guardian attend the audition. Please bring water as the afternoon late Spring/Summer events will be warmer.