We love the Traditional Ballad so much, we’ll pay young people to learn and perform one at our Contest with CASH PRIZES AND CASH PARTICIPATION AWARDS!
"Tickets": Contestants No Charge; we will be happy to accept donations from other attendees on our website on the night of the Contest, or by mail: "SSFMC", mail to Karen Haffner, Organizer; 326 Spring St, Rockland, MA 02370 (note: Ballad Contest)
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT COVID - This year's Contest will be held on Zoom. When you sign up, we will send you the link, and it will be posted on our site the week before the Contest.
SPECIAL COVID NOTE FOR GROUPS - Zoom only supports one microphone or webcam at a time for singing. So all members of your group would have to be together for the Contest. Please only do this if you can stay Covid Safe!
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE INFO SHEET/SIGN UP FORM AND THE POSTER (a summary of the rules is below):
Rules Summary - see Info Sheet/Sign up Form for full details:
Make sure your ballad tells a story with a plot and an ending.
Make sure your ballad is so old that nobody knows who wrote it, or make sure your ballad is at least 100 years old.
Make sure you sign up early so Contest Organizers Karen Haffner and Lynn Feingold can review and OK your choice of ballad.
Here are the categories and CASH PRIZES for 2021:
Grade 4 Through High School
Solo performer WITHOUT instrument $50 cash prize
Solo performer WITH instrument $50 cash prize
Group (2 or more) WITHOUT instrument $100 cash prize
Group (2 or more) WITH instrument(s) $100 cash prize
After High School Through Age 25
Solo or group, with/without instrument(s) - $50 cash prize. If you have any questions, contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-875-2047 (leave a voicemail or text) or Lynn Feingold at 781-227-7500.
CASH Participation Awards!
All contestants who do not “win” their category will receive a CASH Participation Award in an amount based on the donations we receive in support of the Contest.