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Tops In Blue seeking new talent for 2011 tour

Posted 11/1/2010   Updated 11/1/2010 Email story   Print story

    


by Erin Tindell
Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs


11/1/2010 - SAN ANTONIO -- The Air Force's premier entertainment group, Tops In Blue, is seeking new performers for the 2011 team.

Total force Airmen who think they have the skills to sing, dance, act or play musical instruments are encouraged to apply for the Worldwide Talent Search at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 6-13. After an in-depth review of applications, the top 80 airmen are invited to participate in this prestigious competition.

Selected participants compete in six categories including male and female vocalist, instrumentalist, dance, musical variety and non-musical variety. The first place winner receives the coveted "Roger" trophy and the second place winner receives the "Wilco."

Participants also go through a series of interviews and auditions to determine their suitability for a spot on the upcoming Tops In Blue tour.

"During the week they are taken through a variety of auditions, many unrelated to their actual competition act," said Carol Sudy, an Air Force Services Agency marketing specialist. "This helps them learn what they are good at, and where they have to improve to be a well rounded performer."

According to Ms. Sudy, becoming a member of Tops In Blue brings tremendous value to an Airman's life.

"They have a better understanding of the scope and breadth of the Air Force, learn skills that they will use when they return to their units o on contingency operations, and they see and appreciate all the sacrifices made by families and Air Force members," she said. "When they return to their unit, their commander receives a more versatile and skilled Air man." Interested applicants may apply online at www.topsinblue.com or mail an application and video to the Air Force Entertainment office by Nov. 5.

Additionally, applicants may speak with Capt. John Early, vocalist and officer in charge for the 2010 Tops In Blue team, during any Tops In Blue performance this month for assistance with videotaping an audition.

In addition to performers, the talent search is also for technicians in the performing arts, such as audio, lighting, staging and videography. Drivers of big rig trucks and buses are also encouraged to submit their non-performer application for consideration to attend the Worldwide Talent Search as supporting staff as well as compete for a place on the upcoming 2011 Tops In Blue tour.

For a schedule of performances and more information about Tops In Blue, visit www.topsinblue.com.



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