Second annual Redlands Star Search – Performers Chosen!

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Redlands is hosting the second annual Redlands Star Search in 2017.  This event will take place on Friday, April 28th at 7 pm at the Fox Event Center.  Tickets are $35.  Redlands Star Search is a fundraiser designed to benefit a variety of causes.

Stars of 2017

The Highland Music Company – First place
The Highland Music Company has performed around Southern California playing addictive familiar melodies with a modern twist. The artists have captured imaginations and delighted crowds by specializing in rock based party music and performing an Elvis tribute show. The talented and nervy entertainers are family friendly and community focused.
Rachel Saiz, Singer – Second place
Rachel Saiz has 13 years of experience onstage. Her favorite theatre credits include: Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), The Who’s Tommy (Mrs. Walker), Tarzan the musical (Jane Porter), Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy), and Evita (Eva Duarte de Peron). Rachel is passionate about empowering people through musical theatre, especially women.
Sagarika Chidella, Singer/songwriter – Third place
Sagarika is 15 years old and has been singing ever since she was young. She learns theater songs, western classical and Indian classical vocal and plays the guitar. She loves all kinds of music and likes to experiment with mash-ups, medleys, and fusions of different music styles. Sagarika uploads covers on YouTube and Instagram every now and then to share her music with the rest of the world and also gives stage performances.
Ember Foley, Singer/songwriter
Since a very young age Ember has had a passion for being a singer and songwriter. She has written and recorded over 20 original songs. She loves playing the guitar, ukulele and singing from morning ’til night.

Ember is a senior at Redlands East Valley High School, where she also plays several sports in addition to pursuing her passion for music. She loves hanging out with her friends and plans to pursue a career in music once she is done with high school.

Danny & Alissa, Ballroom dance
Danny and Alissa are ballroom dancers and instructors at Fox Dance Studio right here in Redlands. Danny and Alissa recently competed in the professional smooth division at the Beach Bash ballroom competition in San Diego. They are very excited to perform their Waltz,Tango,Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz routines for you!
Hanna Johnson, Singer/songwriter
Hanna has been singing since the second grade, first with lessons. She then discovered that she loves to write music and play multiple instruments. She is 16 years old and hopes to be a professional musician.
Jim Marbury
Jim has been on stage since he can remember, as his dear mother encouraged him to be an actor, singer, musician and artist his whole life. He listened. Jim is now the Artistic Director of Inland Stage, a local, non-profit performing arts and media collective.
Gina and Xochitl, Tir Ruaidh Irish Dance Company
Gina Goldschmidt, a senior at Yucaipa High School and Xochitl Brinton, a 6th grader at Beattie Middle School in Highland, are members of Tir Ruaidh Irish Dance Company. The local dance company has gained international acclimation for it’s dancer’s many accomplishments. Gina holds the 2016 European Title, the 2016 All Ireland Title as well as the 2016 World Title. Xochitl Brinton is Tir Ruaidh’s youngest champion dancer and one of the most decorated. Xochitl holds the 2016 European Title, the 2016 All Ireland Title as well as the 2016 World Title. Gina and Xochitl are very dedicated to their art and are currently training to compete at the 2017 World Championships.

In addition, the event featured guest musical performances by Bagpiper Tress Maksimuk and a cappella singing group Rhymes with Orange:
Tress Maksimuk, the Dark Isle Piper is a Musician, Composer, Performer, Instructor, and Recording artist of the Great Highland Bagpipes. Teaching is her passion. She has worked with the great Richard Sherman, roles as the Performing Bagpiper on TV’s Outlander, and recently appeared on the Harry Connick, Jr. television program. She lives in Yucaipa, enjoys her husband and two teenage daughters, training for triathalons, and traveling.
What Rhymes with Orange? Singing without instruments! We are six friends who love to make music together. We pull from many styles, including jazz, pop, classical, spirituals, or whatever else floats our boat.

Want us to sing for you? Just contact us at www.rwosingers.com and let’s talk!

 The winner of Redlands Star Search will receive the Golden Galaxy Trophy as well as $500.   Second place will receive $300, and third place will receive $200. Guests of the event will have the opportunity to support any of the following organizations:

  • Read For Life: Free books for kids
  • RYLA Scholarships: A leadership camp for high school students
  • PRYDE: A discovery camp for middle school students
  • Ford Park Fishing Derby: Fun for kids of all ages
  • Interact Clubs for junior high and high school students
  • Rotaract Clubs for college students
  • International Youth Exchange to promote global harmony
  • Polio Vaccines so all can walk
  • Project Peanut Butter to treat starving kids

The fundamental Rotary concept of “Service above Self” is integrated into our long-standing commitments to a wide range local and international projects and causes. In addition to funding over $300,000 in scholarships for Redlands Youth, we also directly support many other community service projects.

Tickets can be purchased online at redlandsstarsearch.eventbrite.com or from Sunrise Rotarians.

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Editor’s Contact:  Tony Whiteside:  tony.ia2@aol.com

Redlands Star Search 2016 Chooses Nine Final Acts

The auditions are over with nine talented performers and ensembles chosen for competition by Redlands Star Search, a variety talent show benefit presented by Redlands Sunrise Rotary on Friday, April 22 2016, 6:30 pm, at the Fox Event Center.

The nine acts will be judged by a panel of experts. Judges are: Josiah Bruny, Founder & CEO of Music Changing Lives, Bev Noerr, Executive Director of the Redlands Community Music Association’s Redlands Bowl and Wayne Scott, Founder and President of Lifehouse Productions and Lifehouse Theater of Redlands.

The acts selected to perform are:

  • St Mary’s Ballet Folklorico of Redlands
  • American Acrobats
  • Opera singer Megan Griffiths
  • Dance team Allison & Danny
  • MagicIAN Ian Galloway
  • Rock band Maria Sweet
  • Lyrical dancer Peyton Topoleski
  • Indian dancers Ragini Lyer’s Bharatanatyam Group
  • Bagpipers the Scottish Rejects

The winner of Redlands Star Search will receive the event’s Golden Galaxy Trophy as well as $500.   Second place will receive $300, and third place will receive $200.

Tickets for the event are $30.00 each and can be purchased on the event web site: www.redlandsstarsearch.com, on EventBrite or from local club members. Event guests will have the opportunity to support any of the following Sunrise Rotary projects:

  • Read For Life: Free books for kids
  • RYLA Scholarships: A leadership camp for high school students
  • PRYDE: A discovery camp for middle school students
  • Ford Park Fishing Derby: Fun for kids of all ages
  • Interact Clubs for junior high and high school students
  • Rotaract Clubs for college students
  • International Youth Exchange to promote global harmony
  • Polio Vaccines so all can walk
  • Project Peanut Butter to treat starving kids

The fundamental Rotary concept of “service above self” is integrated into the local club’s long-standing commitments to a wide range local and international projects and causes close to home in Redlands and around the globe.

Editor’s Contact:  Tony Whiteside:  tony.ia2@aol.com

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Redlands Star Search Auditions

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Redlands is hosting a new event called Redlands Star Search.  This event will take place on Friday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM at the Fox Event Center.  Tickets are $30.  Redlands Star Search is a fundraiser designed to benefit a variety of causes.

The winner of Redlands Star Search will receive the Golden Galaxy Trophy as well as $1,000.   Second place will receive $300, and third place will receive $200. Guests of the event will have the opportunity to support any of the following organizations:

  • Read For Life: Free books for kids
  • RYLA Scholarships: A leadership camp for high school students
  • PRYDE: A discovery camp for middle school students
  • Ford Park Fishing Derby: Fun for kids of all ages
  • Interact Clubs for junior high and high school students
  • Rotaract Clubs for college students
  • International Youth Exchange to promote global harmony
  • Polio Vaccines so all can walk
  • Project Peanut Butter to treat starving kids

Video auditions are required and can be submitted online via YouTube by no later than March 25th.  Submit video auditions to http://redlandsstarsearch.com/auditions/audition-submissions/.

The fundamental Rotary concept of “Service above Self” is integrated into our long-standing commitments to a wide range local and international projects and causes. In addition to funding over $300,000 in scholarships for Redlands Youth, we also directly support the following many other projects.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redlands-star-search-tickets-22066200600 or from Sunrise Rotarians.

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Editor’s Contact:  Tony Whiteside:  tony.ia2@aol.com

 

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