Want to be in the Murch Talent Show?
The Murch Talent Show is a beloved tradition! Pre-K to 5th graders can participate.
- Traditionally the show has included singers, dancers, instrumentalists, performance-based clubs (such as the Guitar Club), and a variety of specialty acts that vary from year to year, such as rock bands, hula hoopers, balloon twisting, magic, and more.
- Is your act dancing and singing along to your favorite song? Sorry -- those acts belong in the Lip Sync Show.
- Soloists, groups, clubs and classes can perform. Students can be in ONE solo or small group act, as well as any club acts or full class acts that choose to participate. A student CANNOT do both a solo act and a small group act. We encourage students to collaborate with friends or siblings!
- Everyone must attend one of the tryouts. These are not competitive auditions, but students have to plan their acts. We try to include everyone in the show who would like to perform. Acts do not need to be perfect; students will get tips on improving and polishing their acts.
- Tryouts: Tues. 3/10 and Fri. 3/13; starting at 3:30pm, in the gym (only one tryout required)
- Rehearsal: Tues. 3/24; starting at 3:30pm, in the gym
- Dress Rehearsal: Tues. 3/31; starting at 3:30pm, in the gym
- Show: Thurs. 4/2 6:00 – 8:00pm, in the gym
- Ask your child if they plan to be in the Talent Show and find out their act choice!
- Locate their music tracks online, such as a karaoke track or a specific version of a song; look up composer info for instrumental acts, etc.
- Fill out Sign Up Form on this page (mandatory for participation).
- Help organize rehearsals for group acts; help with song choice or other choices; look up choreography on YouTube they can use to practice if applicable, encourage them to practice (for all acts).
- Notify your child's teacher of the different pickup plan on tryout and rehearsal days.
- Remember to organize a later pickup and be aware that you may have to wait when you arrive to pickup your child. If you'll be picking up on the later side, your child may stay and watch others or do homework while they wait for pickup. They will not be allowed to go out to the playground without adult supervision, so please plan accordingly.
The entire Murch Community is encouraged to attend the show and invite friends, family, alumni and neighbors! There will be a pizza sale prior to the show.
Please note that all ticket sale donations and proceeds from refreshment sales go to support arts and other important programs at Murch! We need and appreciate your generosity and support for our kids!!
Parent volunteers needed for tryouts, rehearsals, instrumental accompaniment for children, ticket sales, programs, and to help the HSA with the refreshment sale before the show. Please contact Marsha Goodman-Wood if you can help!
- NO LIP SYNC acts allowed! The March 5 Lip Sync Show is where all the lip syncs will be performed. Dance acts should have choreographed/planned dancing, not acting out of a song.
- Attendance is mandatory at tryouts, rehearsals, and especially the Dress Rehearsal. The best way for your child to have a great experience on stage is to be fully prepared. Even kids who enjoy being on stage get nervous and can be thrown off due to a costume, microphone, etc. You must manage any conflicts due to other activities so your child can try out and rehearse. NOTE: A dress rehearsal is a final rehearsal with sound, lights, and any costumes and/or props.
- Tryouts & rehearsals can go until 5:30/6:00. Parents are welcome. Students may stay and watch/support other participants or may leave with their parent/guardian once they have performed. X-Day and Language can usually pick up kids as appropriate with advance parental notice. Please do not sign up your child if you cannot arrange for them to attend a tryout, both the rehearsal and dress rehearsal, and be flexible with your pickup.
- Singers may use live instrument accompaniment or a karaoke track. We can help to arrange instrumental accompaniment (e.g.,piano, guitar) or welcome accompaniment by family members (parents, siblings, etc.). Most karaoke tracks can be found online. Parents are responsible for locating and sending karaoke tracks. Students can try out singing a capella or singing along to a track with vocals if they wish.
- Instrumentalists may use sheet music. Singers may use lyrics sheets. Please locate and print these out for your child; we will not be able to provide these for you. Remember to bring your instrument (and sheet music/lyric sheets) to try out and rehearse. We will provide a music stand & microphones/mic stands.
- Review song lyrics for your child's act and make sure they are age appropriate. If you have doubts or questions, let us know. If your child has picked a popular song, they should have a backup choice in mind in case others have the same idea. Songs can only be performed once in the show.
- Practice, practice, practice! Students are responsible for practicing on their own or with their group and rehearsing with accompanists. Students using karaoke tracks need to practice with the karaoke tracks as much and as soon as possible.
- Rehearsals could get cancelled due to weather. Look for email updates.
For further questions, please email, Marsha Goodman-Wood