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FUSS hosts an FUSD district-wide Talent Show every year in November since 2012. The event includes 5 categories (i.e. Staff, Choir, Elementary School, Jr. High School, High School) and is open to all FUSD schools and staff.

The overall process is as follows:

August: Start sending schools participants registration notices once the performance site (e.g. MSJHS C120) is reserved in August. (flyer, publicity, website, registration page, social media outreach)

September:

  • Confirm with sound/music company
  • Organize teams (e.g. video, camera, publicity, art design)
  • Determine team leaders
  • Continue outreach to schools to invite participants
  • Reach out to potential event/ads/cash awards sponsors

October:

  • Participant Registration closes 3 weeks before the Show
  • Ticket sales to audience starts
  • Arrange choir risers with District Office
  • Design Program Book cover
  • More promotion of event for sponsorship and ticket sales

November:

  • Finalize competition categories
  • Do last round of promotion
  • Arrange rehearsal schedule and show schedule
  • Pick up spot lights
  • Prepare food for volunteers on rehearsal night
  • Prepare food for judges, emcees and volunteers on Show Day
  • Volunteer sign-up
  • Program Book
  • Program Design / Layout / Printing (at least 1)
  • Sponsorship / Ads outreach (at least 2-3)

On the Rehearsal Night:

  • Setting up and Clean up
  • Picking up programs (at least 1)

On the Show Day:

  • Registration Area
  • Will call tables (x4)
  • Cash table (at least 1)  [Robert: 1 should be enough.  We open earlier than in previous years, and we have not had a line the last couple of years]
  • Auditorium
  • Stage team (at least 2)
  • Lighting (at least 2)
  • Student seating/stage escort
  • Door monitors (at least 4 = 2 front door + 1 for each back door)
  • Green Room
  • Monitoring kids (choir teachers & parents)
  • Checking in kids (at least 2)
  • Escorting kids to auditorium (at least 2)
  • Sales Tables
  • Selling snacks (water / granola bars) – (at least 1)
  • Picking up water and snacks (at least 1)
  • FUSS product sales (same person selling water & snacks)
  • Food Table
  • Monitoring Food (at least 1)
  • Ordering Food – Pizza (at least 1)
  • Picking up food (at least 1)
  • Judges / MC
  • Queue cards
  • Scoring rubric/forms
  • Token prizes