The annual talent show will be Friday March 27 at 6pm, with matinee performances at school TBD.






AUDITIONS

Auditions will be scheduled the first week of March.  Audition times for each child will be posted on the private facebook page. A copy will be emailed directly to you.

A few things to note about auditions:
1. We will have their backing tracks available and will play them so no need to bring anything in
2. Students MUST BRING A PRINTED SHEET OF THEIR LYRICS TO THE AUDITION.

- If you have not yet submitted music, it MUST be submitted by Saturday March 2nd at midinght. The last thing we want is disappointed kids. We gave plenty of notice and instruction and still have not received so many backing tracks for acts. They were due Feb 27. We are giving an extension so please, please honor that.

Absolutely no auditions will be scheduled past March 2nd at midnight if your edited backing tracks are not received. Instructions for that are here and music can be uploaded into this folder or by editing your original application at this link.

- If your child is in an act with another child who has not yet turned in their audition form, please urge them to do so. We cannot accept auditions from children whose parents have not filled out an application.
Here are some tips for getting your background music downloaded, which we encourage you to get started with now:

The best way to find accompaniment tracks to most popular songs is to find the karaoke version of the song on youtube. You can then download the youtube video as an MP3 (just audio.) Here's how to do it:

STEP 1: COPY VIDEO URL FROM YOUTUBE

The first step is to head over to the YouTube video you want to rip the audio from. Highlight the URL from your browser’s address bar, and copy it to your clipboard.

STEP 2: GO TO VUBEY

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Open a new tab and go to Vubey’s homepage. There are a number of online tools for ripping the audio from YouTube videos, but Vubey is a good one. It has a clean, one-page interface and fast conversion to MP3.

Once you’ve loaded up the site, just paste your YouTube URL into the field labeled Video URL. Use the drop-down menu to select the quality of conversion you want to make and, when ready, click the “Convert to MP3” button.


STEP 3: WAIT FOR THE CONVERSION



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From there, it’ll load a new page where the conversion will happen. It can take a minute or two if you’re converting a particularly long video, or if the site is particularly busy at that time.

STEP 4: DOWNLOAD YOUR AUDIO



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Once the conversion is complete, just click the orange Here link to download your MP3. This should download the file like any other, dropping it in your Downloads folder or default location.

You will then need to edit this audio file to a 2-minute clip. There are many software programs that can allow you to do this. If you have a Mac you can use garage band. If you have a PC you can download Audacity for free.