Welcome to Columbia's 2020 Puttin' On The Hits

 
Welcome to Columbia’s
 2020 Puttin’ On The Hits
  (A Lip Sync Performance/Contest for 5th and 6th grade students at Columbia)

The following guidelines are put in place to ensure an organized and entertaining
family show. The most important fact we want everyone to keep in mind is this is
FUN, and it is for the kids to show their imagination and creativity. We want ALL
 of these students to build their self-esteem, confidence, and to shine like stars for
        the night. Have fun, and we wish all of your groups GOOD LUCK!

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POTH 2020 – General Information
Puttin’ On The Hits is a lip sync competition for all students at CIS.

Students can form groups consisting of 3 to 7 friends from their respective grade. You may
have mixed grade groups, but for purposes of the competition, they will be competing in
the 6th grade category. Each student is only eligible to participate in one group.

It is mandatory that each group has a parent representative. They will be responsible for all
communications between the POTH Chairperson and their respective groups.

5th graders will compete against only 5th grade groups. The same is true for 6th graders. As
mentioned above, mixed grade groups will be competing in the 6th grade competition.

We encourage the students to be involved with the planning of their act. However, parent
support is greatly appreciated. While this is about the kids, parent oversight/assistance will
help the groups succeed.

Judges for the POTH show will be unbiased judges who have no connections to students
participating in the show. They will not be Kings Parents. In the past, we have used Kings
Board Members.

Questions can be directed to the POTH Committee at CISPOTH@gmail.com, or to
Courtney Stylski at 513-256-8527 or Jennifer Shultz at 513-652-7016.

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POTH 2020 Schedule

     Thursday, November 14th – Mandatory Parent Meeting
        (Only one parent from each group needs to attend)
                    7 pm CIS Media Center

   December 5 and 6th – Contract/Song List/Lyrics submitted
            First Come, First Serve on song choice
                       CIS Main Office

          December 8th – Notification if song is duplicate

December 13th – Last day to submit new songs/lyrics/join POTH

                    January 10th – Music is due

      January 11th (9am-1pm) and January 15th (6-8:30pm)
                        POTH Auditions
                       CIS Music Room

           February 12th – POTH Mandatory Practice
Ticket orders for groups, ads, prop/costume pics, and stage layout due
                       3:30 – 5:30pm CIS Café

         February 13th – Performance Order Announced
         Costumes, Props, and Backdrop Pictures Approval

                     February 28th and 29th
                       POTH Show Night
              6:30 pm Kings High School Auditorium

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POTH 2020 Song Selection
All songs used for POTH must contain “school appropriate” lyrics. All song lyrics will be
reviewed before approval will be given. Song mixes are allowed; however, they must be
of professional quality and are limited to 7 total songs. The quality of the mix could have
an impact on auditions.

Song declaration days begin Thursday, December 5th. Songs may be turned in at the main
office beginning at 8:30am. The last day to submit songs is Friday, December 13th. Songs
will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Only one person from each group will
need to submit the song. Only a copy of the lyrics must be turned in at that time as well.
Music can be turned in at a later date. If it is a mix, please provide the song titles, artists,
and a copy of the lyrics that will be in the mix. If the song submitted is declared
inappropriate, the parent representative will be contacted. You will then have the
opportunity to submit another song choice. Everyone will receive an e-mail by December
8th confirming their song choice has been accepted.

        ONCE YOUR SONG IS ACCEPTED, IT CANNOT BE CHANGED!

                       Songs must not exceed 3.5 minutes in length.

          IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED THAT EACH GROUP HAS A
         BACK-UP SONG IN CASE YOUR SONG IS ALREADY TAKEN OR
                    HAS BEEN DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE!

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POTH 2020 Auditions
POTH auditions will be held Saturday, January 11th from 9am-1pm and Wednesday,
January 15th from 6-8:30pm in the CIS music room.

Audition times will be chosen using Sign Up Genius.

All groups must be accompanied by a parent representative. Only one parent from each
group needs to be present for the audition.

If ALL participants are not ready at your specified time, we will move forward and your
group will be added to the next available time slot.

       NO PROPS OR COSTUMES ARE TO BE USED FOR AUDITIONS!

No gymnastics or lifts of any kind are allowed. No guns, weapons, or swords are permitted
– including hand motions imitating those items.

The show is limited to 20 – 25 groups, due to limited auditorium seating.

The final list of groups who will be participating in the show will be e-mailed to the parent
representatives as soon as possible. Groups not selected for the show will also be notified
via the parent representative. This e-mail will have the groups listed in performance order.

This list is FINAL and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

** Auditions will go on regardless of weather conditions**

ALL GROUPS MUST AUDITION OR THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE SHOW.

Music must be emailed to Donna Howes at dhowes96@gmail.com by January 10th.

Judges for the auditions will be Kings Representatives, who do not have a child at
Columbia and who have had previous experience with POTH.

             *** The Audition Form below must be filled out completely
                       and turned in at your audition. ***

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POTH Audition Form
This form MUST be brought to your audition in January. One student from your group will turn it into the
judges and should be prepared to discuss the group’s theme, music, and performance concepts.

Group Name ____________________________________

  SONG                                               ARTIST

1) _______________________________________          _________________________________________

2) _______________________________________          _________________________________________

3) _______________________________________          _________________________________________

4) _______________________________________          _________________________________________

5) _______________________________________          _________________________________________

6) _______________________________________          _________________________________________

7) _______________________________________          _________________________________________

                     LIST OF STUDENTS IN YOUR GROUP

  Student Name (Print)                         Grade      Homeroom Teacher

1) ___________________________________         ______     _____________________________________

2) ___________________________________         ______     _____________________________________

3) ___________________________________         ______     _____________________________________

4) ___________________________________         ______     _____________________________________

5) ___________________________________         ______     _____________________________________

6) ___________________________________         ______     _____________________________________

7) ___________________________________         ______     _____________________________________

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POTH Audition Feedback Form
GRADE: ______

GROUP NAME:_________________________________________________

                            Presentation Highlights

1. ___________________________________________________________________________

   ___________________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________________

   ___________________________________________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________________________________________

   ___________________________________________________________________________

                          Presentation Opportunities

1. ___________________________________________________________________________

   ___________________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________________

   ___________________________________________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________________________________________

  ___________________________________________________________________________

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POTH 2020 Judges
Judges for the POTH show will be unbiased judges who have no connections to students
participating in the show. They will not be Kings Parents. In the past, we have used Kings
Board Members.

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POTH 2020 Backdrops
FREESTANDING BACKDROP:

1. Each group may assemble one freestanding backdrop.

2. The dimensions for your freestanding backdrop are as follows:
   a. HEIGHT: 6 feet
   b. WIDTH: 5 feet
   c. DEPTH: 3 feet

3. The backdrop must weigh no more than 15 pounds.

4. All aspects of the backdrop must fit in the dimensions listed above, including wheels,
   bracing brackets, etc…

5. All backdrops will be inspected at the Friday night show. Backdrops that exceed the
   requirements above will not be permitted in the show. If your backdrop has been used
   in the past, but exceeds these measurements, it still will not be permitted in the show.

6. All backdrops must be able to enter the stage doors upright without tilting, even if it
   has wheels.

7. The backdrop must be able to be carried easily by a 13+ year old stage crew. Wheels
   and PVC piping work great for the freestanding backdrop.

8. Freestanding backdrops must be removed from the high school following the POTH
   show on Saturday night. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE HIGH SCHOOL
   DUMPSTERS FOR DISPOAL OF BACKDROPS!

9. POTH is a family show. Therefore, all backdrops must comply with the student code
   at CIS. Backdrops must not have anything on them with profanity, violence, sexual
   content, weapons, drugs, or drinking.

10. A picture of the backdrop, all props, costumes, and the stage map must be submitted to
    the POTH committee by at the mandatory practice on February 12th. All backdrops
    must be approved by the POTH committee. The committee has final say over all
    backdrops.

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POTH 2020 Props & Costumes
INDIVIDUAL PROPS:

1. Each group may have one small prop per performer to carry on stage. Your group will
   be disqualified if you use more than one small prop per performer.

2. The props must be able to fit in the performer’s lap while seated in the auditorium. The
   prop must not obstruct the view of others around them.

3. Anything that is worn on the body onto the stage is considered a costume, not a prop,
   and must be cleared from the stage after performing. Any costume not included in the
   weight of the backdrop must be worn by the performers while waiting to go on stage.

4. NO ADDITIONAL PROPS MAY BE ADDED FOR THE SATURDAY SHOW.

5. Stage hands will be available to place props on stage both Friday and Saturday night.
   Please provide a clearly labeled container if you chose to leave them overnight.

6. POTH is a family show. Therefore, all props must comply with the student code at CIS.
   Props must not have anything on them with profanity, violence, sexual content,
   weapons, drugs, or drinking.

7. All props will be checked at the Friday night show. Props not fitting these rules will
   not be allowed.

8. All props must be approved by the POTH committee. The committee has final say over
   all props.

COSTUMES:

1. ALL COSTUMES MUST BE FAMILY FRIENDLY!

2. POTH is a family show. Therefore, all costumes must be appropriate for a family
   friendly show. This includes no bare midriffs, swimsuits, or costumes with profanity,
   sexual content, drugs, drinking, or violence.

3. All costumes must be approved by the POTH committee. The committee has final say
   over all costumes.

4. Any part of a costume that is discarded during your performance must be picked up
   before you leave the stage.

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POTH Stage Layout

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POTH 2020 Practices & Attendance
ABSOLUTELY NO GROUP IS ALLOWED TO PRACTICE IN ANY KINGS
BUILDING.

IF A GROUP IS FOUND TO HAVE VIOLATED THIS RULE, THEY WILL BE
IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED.

DO NOT CONTACT SCHOOLS FOR ACCESS.

MANDATORY PRACTICE:

The mandatory practice will be held on Wednesday, February 12th from 3:30pm-5:30pm
in the CIS Café. This will be the first opportunity for the groups to perform on a stage in
front of an audience.

Please remind your kids to be supportive and encouraging of their peers.

In addition, many groups bring food (i.e. subs, pizza, etc….) for the kids to eat during the
practice. If you bring food/drinks, please make sure to bring paper towels to clean up your
space after the practice.

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance of all groups is MANDATORY for the following events:

      Auditions on Saturday, January 11th or Wednesday, January 15th

      After school mandatory practice on Wednesday, February 12th

      POTH show nights on February 28th and 29th

Individual concerns may be addressed with the POTH Committee.

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POTH 2020 Contract
                                      (Pg 1 of 2)

Group Name: ____________________________________________________________

                                   PERMISSION SLIP

I have read the Puttin’ On The Hits (POTH) information packet and rules. My child has my
permission to participate in this show. Further, I understand and agree to abide by all
rules and guidelines set forth by CIS-PTO.

  Student Name (Print)                      Grade     Parent/Guardian Signature

1) ___________________________________      ______   _____________________________________

2) ___________________________________      ______   _____________________________________

3) ___________________________________      ______   _____________________________________

4) ___________________________________      ______   _____________________________________

5) ___________________________________      ______   _____________________________________

6) ___________________________________      ______   _____________________________________

7) ___________________________________      ______   _____________________________________

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POTH 2020 Contract
                                           (Pg 2 of 2)

Group Name: __________________________________________________________________

 While this is a lip sync contest, it is first, and foremost, a FAMILY PRODUCTION. All acts
  must be appropriate for children of all ages, as the show will be attended by younger siblings.
 All lyrics must be school appropriate. No mention of sex, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, etc. Songs
  may be altered to exclude such words, but must be approved prior to using the song in the show.
  The final mix will be submitted electronically no later the day before the first audition date.
 All costumes must be school appropriate (no midriffs, short-shorts, swimsuits). A photo of your
  costumes must be submitted on or before the mandatory practice on Weds, February 12, 2020.
 All dance moves and gestures must be school appropriate.
 Backdrop must be school appropriate. A photo of your backdrop and props must be submitted
  on or before the mandatory practice on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
 Backdrop dimensions must stay within 6 feet by 5 feet by 3 feet and it must weigh less than 15
  pounds. If not, you have one chance to make it fit to the satisfaction of the POTH committee or
  you are disqualified from the competition.
 Your group will not practice on a stage anywhere throughout the Kings School District
 You will be present at auditions, mandatory practice, preview night and show night

I have read the attached rules and have completed the permission slip to be submitted with the
POTH contract. I agree to follow all rules of participation. In the event that I am unable to honor
this contract, I will contact the POTH committee as soon as possible. I understand that if I fail to
provide the lyrics, music, stage setup, pictures of props, costumes, and backdrop required for
screening then I will not be allowed to participate. Participants must meet all deadlines for
submissions and auditions to be considered eligible. I agree and understand that the POTH
committee has final say over all aspects of the performance and I agree to comply with their
decisions.

By signing, the parent reps agree to follow all rules and guidelines set forth by CIS-PTO.

Parent Rep Name: ______________________________ Email: __________________________

Parent Rep Signature: ___________________________ Phone: __________________________

Date: _____________

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