Thursday, 13 June 2024

Rising Stars Competition a success

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Pictured, from left to right, judge Sarah France; event organizers Cherie Sheraque and Mary Chadwick; and The Lost Boys, Matt Weiss, Thomas Cano, Jordan Mills and Beau Bastian. Courtesy photo.
 

 


UKIAH – Sixteen competing musical acts and two featured acts came together in a common cause on Saturday, Sept. 27, when they took part in a daylong music competition that raised funds for Ukiah Boys and Girls Club of Ukiah.


The event also offered a chance for Lake and Mendocino County musicians to display their talents for the public.


Event organizers, Cherie Sheraque and Mary Chadwick had the support of their families, friends and the community to make this event happen and through that support and the spirit of the musicians; this event was a resounding success.


Starting at 9 a.m., each of these acts had 30 minutes to perform with the featured bands, II Big and Faded At Four playing for one hour each.


Contestants were placed in groups of four with each act individually judged based upon talent, musicianship and audience participation.


Every participating act received prizes donated by Russian River Records, Laughing Coyote Studios and Ukiah Music Center. Top prizes included studio time at Laughing Coyote Studio and Russian River Records along with a gift certificate donated by Ukiah Music Center, a Fender amp donated by Roadhouse Music and tools donated by Sears.


In an effort to raise funds for The Boys and Girls Club of Ukiah, the public was encouraged to donate money throughout the day along with event shirts being sold and a silent auction of other items donated by various area merchants along with cash donations by various sponsors. The total raised for this worthy cause was more than $2,500.


Presenting sponsors included Kwine 94.5, Max 93.5 and Russian River Records. Major sponsors for this event were Konocti Marine Construction, North Coast Energy Services and Laughing Coyote Studios. Sponsors included Faded At Four, Ukiah Music Center, Roadhouse Music and Ukiah Daily Journal. Many other sponsors were involved as listed on the Web site for this event, www.risingstarscompetition.com.


The winners of this event were: first place, The Lost Boys; second place, Two Miles To Think;

third place, No Method To Madness; Group A, The Delphonatics; Group B, Two Miles To Think; Group C, The Lost Boys; Group D, No Method To Madness.


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