PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Idol is again opening its doors to home-school and private school students.
Auditions for homeschooled and private school students (grades 9-12) will be held in two locations — one in Prestonsburg at the BSCTC Campus and one in Pikeville — for the convenience of the local students.
The Prestonsburg audition will be held on Monday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Pike Building, Gearheart Auditorium on the BSCTC Prestonsburg Campus. To attend the Feb. 13 audition, entrants must call Laura Ford Hall for an appointment time at 424-2498. Students must audition with a karaoke track.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, auditions will be held in Pikeville, by appointment only. Call Hall at (606) 424-2498 to make an appointment for an audition in Pikeville. The call must be made by Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.
For either audition, students must be in grades 9-12 and they must reside in Floyd, Pike, Johnson, Martin, or Magoffin counties. Each student must plan to sing one song with a karaoke track.
Big Sandy Idol is an annual talent and scholarship competition that offers two winners from each public high school in the five-county area, as well as home-schooled and private school students, a chance to compete March 9 and 10 at the Mountain Arts Center to ultimately receive the grand prize of a full-album recording with producer Tim Cooley, a full paid vocal scholarship to attend Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and a spot with the Big Sandy Singers, directed by Laura Ford Hall.
The competition is organized by the Music Department of BSCTC and directed by Clayton Case, in partnership with the Mountain Arts Center. The competition is sponsored by premiere sponsor Gearheart Communications. The Big Sandy Singers are sponsored by gold sponsor Jennifer Reynolds State Farm, of Pikeville, and wardrobe sponsor Unique Boutique.
Tickets are now on sale for the Big Sandy Idol Regional Competition semi-finals and finals on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. each evening at the MAC. To order call 1-888-MAC-ARTS ($6 for students and $8 for adults).
Call Laura Ford Hall at (606) 424-2498 to make an appointment for an audition and to receive more information. More information is also available at www.bigsandysingers.com.