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Team Singing Competition


Included in our program at the National Conference will be American Indian Singing competition. Our hope in having this competition is that more groups will be interested in getting involved in singing American Indian songs. The singing competition will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2000.

Singing will be done in team fashion. Teams will be required to sing two (2) songs and are required to submit written documentation on the songs with their pre-registration form.

Awards will be given to the top teams. The judging criteria shown below are guidelines that are subject to the interpretation of the judging committee. All judges' decisions are final.

EACH LODGE IS REQUIRED TO BRING ITS OWN DRUM AND DRUMSTICKS. The following rules apply to the Singing Competition:

  1. All singing will be done in a team fashion.
  2. Written documentation is required for each song. Include where you got the song, what tribe it is from, etc.
  3. Teams will be required to sing a general song and a song for a special event.
  4. Songs are restricted to Southern and Northern Plains singing.
  5. Teams will be judged on the authenticity and quality of presentation of songs.
  6. Anyone singing must be under twenty-one (21) years of age, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and a registered conference participant.
  7. Minimum time of two (2) minutes, maximum time of ten (10) minutes for each song.
  8. Teams must check in with the American Indian Activities Committee booth Saturday, July 29, 2000.
  9. There will be a meeting of all judges and leaders of the Singing Competition at 10:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 29, 2000. A representative from each team must be present at this meeting.
  10. Any questions regarding the Team Singing Competition should be addressed to:

    Mike Goins
    719 Lakewood Drive
    Morristown, TN 37760


[American Indian Activities Committee]

[Letter from the CVC] [Individual Dance Competition Rules] [Group Dance Competition Rules] [Group Dance Competition Judging Crieria] [Team Singing Competition Rules] [Craft Fair Guidelines] [Outfit Competition Criteria]

Revised 5/31/00.