The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gaithersburg’s Top Talent Competition Announced

We know that Gaithersburg’s is full of talented dancers and musicians, and we’re inviting young people to show off their skills at the Gaithersburg Top Talent Music and Dance Competition, taking place at the 30th Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival on Sunday, September 18, 2011.  Top prize in each category is $400 in cash, four hours of rehearsal time at Impact Studio, and four hours of weekend recording time at the Olde Towne Youth Center.
Gaithersburg’s Top Talent Competition Announced Show Off Your Music or Dance Skills at the Celebrate Gaithersburg Festival

Dancers and musicians (individuals and groups) between the ages of 11 and 21 are encouraged to submit audition tapes for this new competition.  But hurry.  The application deadline is July 15, 2011.  Audition tapes will be reviewed, and five dance acts and five musical acts will be accepted for the final competition on September 18.  Dance acts must perform a 2 to 4 minute routine.  Bands will be required to perform a 12 to 14 minute set. 

A panel of judges will select the champions, and audience voting, at a cost of $1 per vote, will also be factored in to the scoring.  Monies raised from votes at the Gaithersburg Top Talent competition will benefit the City of Gaithersburg Student Union, a high school club that promotes and participates in community outreach, service projects, and extracurricular activities for high school students. 

The application fee is $50, and forms with complete rules and regulations are available online at   For more information please contact Maura Dinwiddie at or call 301-258-6350.

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