April 27, 28 and 29th, 2018
First Place: Emma Archambault & Haylee Newhall Dance
Second Place: Summer Boutin Vocal
Third Place: Ava Hutchins, Olivia Sauve & Kaylee Bumgrardner Vocal
First Place: Foster Hutchins Irish Dance
Second Place: Brynn Bessette & Madyson Poirier Tap Dance
Third Place: Richard Young Piano
First Place: Henry Wu Piano
Second Place: Luke Bult Piano
Third Place: Nathan Wu Violin
First Place: Alexandra Diehl Ballet
Second Place: Justine Blanchet Vocal
Third Place: Gracie West Tap
Foster Hutchins Irish Dance
Presented by Peoples Trust Company
Bellows Free Academy
Performing Arts Theater
Main St. St. Albans VT 05478
For further information about the Youth Talent Show, please contact Melissa Belrose at
Scholarship Sponsors are Peoples Trust Company, Desorcie's Market, Kissane Associates, and O.C. McCuin & Sons, St. Albans Rotary & Fantasy Football Draft Board.com
The talent show will be held on Friday April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
DUCHAM CHILDREN MEMORIAL AWARD
CRITERIA FOR JUDGES:
It should be understood by the Judges that the “HIGHEST” of standards should be used in Awarding this Plaque.
The following “CRITERIA” will be used to determine the winner:
• He/She shall be a CATEGORY winner (single or member of a group).
• He/She shall possess a true and identifiable Performing Art Talent.
• He/She shall display AUDIENCE APPEAL.
• He/She shall possess the quality of SHARING through Talent.
HISTORY OF DUCHAM AWARD
This award was created in 1983 by the Vermont Maple Festival Council to honor the memory of Johnette, David and John Ducham, who perished in a fire on March 8, 1983. The Ducham children had been participants in the Talent Show since its inception four years earlier. Johnette “Sissy” was a first place winner in 1982.
So, the Council, in appreciation of their varied musical talents, thought it most appropriate to honor the Ducham children in this manner.
The Vermont Maple Festival Talent Show has taken great pride to provide scholarships in any category of the arts such as musical instruments, dance, voice etc. for our talented children in the arts. The scholarships are assigned to their professional teacher to help pay for lessons or a music camp for participants in the talent show. These individuals are judged by a mixture of professional teachers in music, dance, vocal and our contributors. Each individual act must audition to become a participant, partake in dress rehearsal night and perform in the final show. Each judge is responsible to score their performance using 6 major categories. We have 4 Divisions representing Grades 1-12 awarding 1st - 2nd and 3rd place trophies for each division. Many of our participants strive to achieve the prestigious Ducham Award which is presented to them at a school assembly. Through the years we are very proud to announce many success stories, college graduates becoming professional Music Teachers in New York City, Dance and Choreography, ballet at the Juilliard School of Performing Art and our local celebrity Keegan Nolan.
For scholarships “ONLY SOLO” performances will be accepted for accurate and precise judging. Participants will be eligible to apply for the scholarships, which will be based on potential for improvement by formal lessons.
This year we are proud to announce the following Scholarships:
Vermont Maple Festival Council $1000.00, Peoples Trust Company $300.00, McCuin &Sons $200.00 (Corey & Owen McCuin), St.Albans Rotary $150.00 (Rene Meilleur), Desorcie's Market $100.00 (David Desorcie), and Kissane & Associates $50.00 (Jesse Bugbee) fantasyfootballdraftboard.net/Kyle Bombardier $50.00.
Our scholarship contributors have the opportunity to advertise in our program, on our web-site and display a sign at our show. The contributors will receive a formal letter announcing their scholarship recipient winners.
Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 children 12 and under. They may be purchased in advance at the Maple Festival office during the festival or at the door before the show