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2009 News

Spotlight on Talent Finalists are determined!

March 7, 2009

Here is the list of finalists for our two competitions. 

Finalist List

Spotlight final competitions Policies and Procedures

March 4 , 2009

Here is a copy of the letters that will be sent out to all our finalists for the two shows.  These letters go into great detail about what is expected of each participant.  Every year things change a little to have the best and safest competition possible.  Please feel free to open and print your own copy out.  All soloists will get a copy in the mail, and groups will get enough for each participant and one copy for the teacher.

One special note - all finalists will attend a participant pre-show meeting 45 minutes prior to the show.  We will introduce some important HACA volunteers, will explain the process of the bios and awards as well as a few other important pieces of information, and answer questions.

Act 1 finalist letter

Act 2 finalist letter

Producers announce that this year's Spotlight will be 2 shows with 2 group categories!

February 22, 2009

After looking over our 109 applications for this year's competition, we decided that we will have two shows, as we had last year, and also have a group category for each show.  That means Act I, starting at 12:00 noon, will have 2 solo categories of younger contestants (under 13 years old) and younger groups (determined by average age of participants).  Act II at 7:00 pm will have 2 solo categories of the older contestants and the older groups.

As soon as the policies and procedures are finalized for this year, we will post a copy here for your review.  They will also be mailed to you after the preliminary competition. 

The 2009 Preliminary Schedule is set!

February 21, 2009

We will be seeing 109 great acts this year in the preliminary competition on March 7.  The schedule starts at 8:00 am and runs through approximately 5:15 pm.  Click below to print your copy of the schedule of events for that day.  Also below is a copy of the letter sent to the contestants, if you would like an extra copy.

2009 Preliminary Schedule

2009 Preliminary Letter to contestants

Spotlight on Talent 2009 is gearing up!

January 3, 2009

A mailout will be sent this week to all central and east Pasco County school music teachers and many individual studios in the area which will include application forms, a cover letter with general information, and advertisement flyers.  Keep an eye out, and start preparing for the preliminary competition.

2009 Application Form

2009 Cover Letter

The tickets will be available at the door.  The cost will be $10 for everyone 8 years of age and older, $5 for children under 8, and under 2 is free.