The 2023 Music & Arts Competition is a solo and group event open to students in grades 4 – 12 (ages 8 – 18) who are soldiers in the the Potomac Division.

Here you will be able to register and find guidelines and repertoire.

THE MUSIC & ARTS COMPETITION WILL TAKE PLACE

APRIL 21 & 22, 2023

Follow this link to registration form

Registration ends March 30

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY 2023

Around the first DMA weekend

Solo Brass

Solo Voice

Level 1

ages 8 – 12

Level 2

ages 8 – 18

Solo Percussion

Level 1

ages 8 – 12

Cut and Shoot

Sheet Music

Level 2

ages 8 – 18

Snare and Rim

Sheet Music

Solo Piano

Level 1

ages 8 – 10

One Song

We’ll All Shout Hallelujah

Sheet Music

Demonstration

Level 2

ages 8 – 14

For Levels 2 & 3: treat the two songs as if they’re part of a two movement piece.

Two Songs

I. They Shall Come From The East

II. Sing Hosanna 

Sheet Music

Demonstration

Note: soloist should include the introduction for the second song

Level 3

ages 8 – 18

For Levels 2 & 3: treat the two songs as if they’re part of a two movement piece.

Two Songs

I. Quem Pastores Laudevere

II. Jesus Bids Us Shine

Sheet Music

Demonstration

Solo Dance

ages 12 – 18

Embrace the freedom and get creative! Dancers will choregraph and perform their own solo routine. Utilize any style of music or dance. This includes instrumental music with no lyrics.

Rules

1.  Dancers should choose music that is meaningful to them and has a positive or Christian message.

2. Attire must be an appropriate size/length.

3. Routine should ideally be between 3 – 4  minutes. DO NOT EXCEED 5 MINUTES.

4. Your corps officer and a member of the music department must approve all song selections.

When choreographing, consider reviewing this technique list as well as researching proper form and posture.

Technique List

Theater: Monologue

4th – 12th grade

Don’t just recite the words; breathe life into them with your own interpretation!

Me? Get Angry? – Script

Rules

1. The script must be presented FROM MEMORY.

2. Before you start, briefly introduce yourself

Ex) “My name is [NAME], and I am from [HOME CORPS].”

3. Appropriate props and costumes are allowed as long as they don’t distract from the performance.

4. Light ad-libbing is permitted as long as it doesn’t stray too far from the script and remains appropriate.

Singing Company

Rules

1. Minimum 4 participants

2. Participants must be between the ages of 6 – 13

3. Song is to be performed FROM MEMORY.

4. Participants must be in uniform (black and white attire).