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THE KOSTE CLASSIC

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS IN 2024!

Thursday, February 29- Concert Choirs

Friday, March 1- Treble/ Bass Show Choirs

Saturday, March 2- Mixed Show Choirs

REGISTRATION FOR SOLO COMPETITION OPEN.

FOOD TRUCKS
 

VENDORS
 

DANCE PARTY
 

STEP & REPEAT

RED CARPET

Event Information

Meet the Judges

Garrett Breeze

Jennifer Gulsvig

Sterling Finkbine

Clinicians

Thad Reid

Rachel Snyder

 

TICKETS

Thursday: TBA

Friday: TBA

Saturday: TBA

VIP PASS: TBA

(INCLUDES THUR, FRI & SAT)

 

DIVISIONS

A Cappella, Concert, & Chamber Choir divisions will be classified per voice part (SSA, TTB, SATB).

High School Show Choir divisions are based on the number of Singer/Dancers (performers) in the choir.

Large Division: 33+ SINGER/ DANCERS

Medium Division: 20-32 SINGER/ DANCERS

Small Division:  <20 SINGER/ DANCERS

Middle School Division: determined based on entries, performance on Saturday

AWARDS

Acappella, Concert & Chamber

Grand Champion

Placement recognition of Top 3 choirs in each division.

Awards per division: Best Choral Tone, Best Repertoire

 

Show Choir

The Koste Classic is a one-and-done competition format.

TKC24 will utilize the PALU SCORING SYSTEM and a 5 judge panel.

Awards will be presented each day, recognizing the following achievements:

Grand Champion

Placement recognition of top overall scores of  each day.

Top placement recognition of choirs in each tier.

Specialty Awards per tier: Vocals, Visuals, Band.

Overall awards in categories for Show, Costume & Crew, Outstanding performers and superlative awards return in 2024!

SOLO COMPETITION

We will host a solo competition again this year, to be held Saturday March 2nd, 2024.

Entries can be ANY middle or high school student regardless of school affiliation. Schools may choose to enter soloists and pay entry fee ($25) or the student may enter individually for the same fee.

Soloists will be judged and critiqued band scored by a soloist judge. 

The top 3 entries will have the opportunity to perform before the final awards are announced.

The Solo Competition Grand Champion will be recognized during the final awards. 

VENUE

1000+ seat performance venue, ample stage and wing space, live video projection, state-of-the-art lighting- specialty lighting will be available for each group based on your desires from general wash colors to moving heads and spots, and a sound system featuring 7 wireless microphones along with condensers along and a sound projection system professionally produced to ensure correct balance and production is achieved with consideration to voice and instrumentation. 

Each year the venue is transformed to fit a specific theme and features an exceptional community space for dining, along with vendors representing a variety of items from t-shirts, buttons, arts and crafts, photography and the now infamous step-and-repeat red carpet experience! 

HOMEROOMS

Rooms will be available to house your students belongings and serve a space to use as a changing/hair/make-up room. Security will monitor the rooms throughout the weekend to ensure the safety of your belongings.

PERFORMANCE

We work extremely hard to keep things running on time, 

scheduling each choir ample time for performance with additional time for setup and strike.

We have a supportive back stage crew that will provide you with a smooth and safe set-up.

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