The Barns of Rose Hill and the Clarke County Lions Club have partnered to host the James Allen Bland Competition at the Barns of Rose Hill beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 10 February 2018. Students attending school in Clarke County and students who live in Clarke County and are home schooled are eligible to participate. Also near-by students who cannot find a Bland Competition but who which to participate may also submit an application. We are seeking vocal and instrumental contestants for the Competition. Students are required to submit a completed application no later than 20 January 2018.
The James A. Bland Music Scholarship Program was established in 1948 to assist and promote cultural and educational opportunities for musically talented youth of Virginia. Compositions may not exceed 8 minutes and must be memorized. A piano will be furnished for contestants who play the piano and for accompanists for vocalists. All other instrumentalists must provide their own instrument. Additional information is available in the attached Lions of Virginia Bland Music Scholarship Registration and Rules for both vocalists and instrumentalists You can also find additional information at http://www.blandfoundation.org/
First Place Vocalist and Instrumentalist in this Club-level Competition will be invited to compete in the District Bland Competition which will be held in April 2018 in Harrisonburg. If the First Place winner not available to compete at the District Competition, the Second Place Winner will be asked to compete. Winners in the District Competition will compete in the State Scholarship Competition during the Lions of Virginia State Convention on 18 May 2018 in Richmond at the Wyndham VA Crossing Hotel. At the State competition, they will compete for a $2,500 scholarship for 1st place, $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, and $1,000 for 4-6 place.
Thank you in advance for your interest and for helping Clarke County Lions Club showcase our talented young musicians and vocalists. We are looking forward to a wonderful event at the beautiful Barns of Rose Hill where family, friends, and community can enjoy the performances of our young people. There is no cost to participate and no cost to attend the any of the competitions.
Please feel free to call, or e-mail, if you have any questions or need additional information.
Lion Sharon Hart
Bland Music Scholarship Coordinator
Clarke County Lions Club
775 Wadesville Road
Berryville, VA 22611