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Junior Songfest

Onsite Only Competition

Songfest is a competition in which a club rewrites a song to incorporate the 2022 - 2023 Theme: Power of Beta. This competition gives clubs the opportunity to showcase creativity and innovation, performing arts and interpretation of the theme. A club may have only one entry. Stage is not accessible to any school group except during performance time.

Time Limit: 3 Minutes

Competition Guidelines

  • The Songfest entry must incorporate the 2022 - 2023 Theme: Power of Beta. Interpretation of the theme must be evident throughout the club’s performance.
  • The time limit for the performance is 3 minutes.
  • Props are not permitted.
  • Stationary movements will be allowed. This means that the students’ feet must remain in place during the performance. Examples of stationary movement are, but not limited to, clapping, finger snapping, swaying and simple gestures that enhance the lyrics.
  • Matching shirts, pants, shorts, skirts or school uniforms will be allowed.
  • Costumes are not permitted.
  • All club members on stage must sing. A maximum of three handheld mics will be permitted.
  • No background vocals are allowed on the accompaniment track. This means no words or computerized/synthesized voices on the accompaniment track.
  • Risers are not permitted.
  • Clubs must provide a copy of the original lyrics and rewritten lyrics to the coordinator at the time of the performance.

Educational Connections

  • Performing Arts Standards
  • Interpretation and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration

    How to Enter

  • Visit www.betaclub.org/events/conventions and follow directions.

  • Register students and then select competitions to enter.

National Eligibility

All Plaques Awarded at State Convention

Judging Criteria

Songfest 16-20 11-15 6-10 1-5
Stage Presence/Appearance Performers present themselves professionally, wear matching attire and have an excellent connection with the audience. Performers present themselves professionally, wear matching attire and have a good connection with the audience. Performers present themselves professionally, wear matching attire and have an average connection with the audience. Performers present themselves professionally, wear matching attire and have a minimal connection with the audience.
Balance, Blend, Intonation Excellent stage presence that includes confidence, personality and audience connection. Good stage presence that includes confidence, personality and audience connection. Average stage presence that includes confidence, personality and audience connection. Minimal stage presence that includes confidence, personality and audience connection.
Arrangement and Rhythmic Accuracy Excellent interpretation of the arrangement which is musically, lyrically, and rhythmically interesting. Goodinterpretation of the arrangement which is musically, lyrically, and rhythmically interesting. Average interpretation of the arrangement which is musically, lyrically, and rhythmically interesting. Minimal interpretation of the arrangement which is musically, lyrically, and rhythmically interesting.
Dynamics and Diction Performance has excellent dynamics, phrasing and diction. Performance has good dynamics, phrasing and diction. Performance has average dynamics, phrasing and diction. Performance has minimal dynamics, phrasing and diction.
Overall Performance Excellent effort is made to showcase a performance with no errors. Good effort is made to showcase a performance with no errors. Average effort is made to showcase a performance with no errors. Minimal effort is made to showcase a performance with no errors.
Deductions : This will be taken one time by the coordinator. Did not follow competition guidelines-10      

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