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From The Lecturer's Desk
A review of the rules for the Talent contest in June
 

By Marge Bernhardt, CT State Grange Lecturer

  MARCH 3, 2013 --

I would like to start this month with a sincere Thank You to everyone who took a few minutes out of their busy life to send me a card after my recent surgery.  Sometimes the worst part of the whole thing was boredom.  I’m not used to sitting around doing nothing and the cards and phone calls were a welcome diversion.  Hopefully by the time you read this I will be getting out and visiting with you again.

To all of you who never took a typing class in high school and now find the computer a part of your daily life, you have my admiration.  I can’t seem to find the keys one-handed that all my fingers have always found so easily.  

It’s that time of year again.  We should all be getting our acts together for the “A Number” and Talent Contests.  The title for the “A Number” this year is Gardening in Connecticut.  Any number suitable for a Grange meeting is appropriate. 

Last year there was confusion over the rules for the Talent Contest so I am printing them here so everyone has access to them.

1. All performers being judged must be Grange members.  Groups performing may include Junior Granges and/or children too young to hold Junior Grange membership.  However, at least half of the performers in the group must be Subordinate members.

2. Participants need not be from the same Subordinate Grange but must be from Granges within the same Pomona.

3. The act judged at State must be the same act as judged at Pomona.

4. Taped accompaniment for vocal acts must be instrumental only.  No additional voices in the background.

5. When the accompanist is only the accompanist and not a performer in his/her own right, it is no longer required that the accompanist be a Grange member.

6. Time Limit:  There will be no minimum time.  Maximum time is six minutes.  Two points per minute, or portion thereof will be deducted from the total points for performances going over the maximum time limit.

7. Scoring:  Acts will be judged on Stage Presence, Appropriateness of Dress or Costume, Preparation and skill of presentation, Suitability of number and Audience Appeal.

These contests will be judged as part of Grange Sunday beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9th at Cheshire Grange Hall.

 
 
 

 
     
     
       
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