Clear your calendar - It's going down! You're invited to take part in the festivities. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be an epic night for public school education in Cedar Rapids! Ten community leaders, school administrators, and all around good folk will compete to claim the title "2017 Lip Sync for Learning Grand Champion!"
THE NITTY GRITTY
When: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 6pm Drinks & Appetizers -- 7pm Show
Where: CSPS Hall (1101 3rd Street SE)
SO ... WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN THAT NIGHT?
Check in, get a program, take your 2 drink tickets and hit the bar. Grab some appetizers. Find a seat. Also, make sure to visit the photo booth!
|7:00pm||SHOW -- ROUND ONE
Be in your seats! First 5 acts will bring their best lip sync challenge to the stage. Winner of Round One is chosen.
Stretch. Mingle. Get drinks & appetizers. Stop by the photo booth. Last chance to vote via donation for the People's Choice Award winner!
|8:30pm||SHOW -- ROUND TWO
The second set of 5 performers brings their lip sync best to the stage. Winner of Round Two is chosen. The 2 finalists perform in an epic lip sync showdown to crown the 2017 "Lip Sync for Learning" Grand Champion. The People's Choice Award winner (based on the highest total of donations raised for Foundation programs) is also crowned.
OUR AMAZING EMCEE
Alisabeth Von Presley
Locals know her & love her. A rocker raised on a steady mix of Van Halen, Michael Jackson, and Madonna, this Iowa girl has left a memorable impact on stages from Los Angeles to New York -- with stops at "American Idol" and "Cabaret In The Courtyard" in between. She's described as a "passionate performance roller-coaster tied up in pleather pants and sequin stilettos.”
THE MAN WITH THE BEATS - OUR DJ!
(MST Music Productions & DJ Services)
By day, a Student Support Liaison @ Johnson STEAM Academy … by night, a rockin’ DJ bringing the beats to events across Eastern Iowa.
THE 2017 PERFORMERS
Melissa Worley, Hy-Vee
Dave Blum, Hy-Vee
Kristy Staker, Hy-Vee
Katie Good, Hy-Vee
Gavin, Jaymie, Murphy & Lindsay McGrath, McGrath Family of Dealerships
WHS Class of 2001, 2004 & 2006
Dr. Brad Buck, Superintendent, Cedar Rapids Community School District
Scott Drzycimski, Alliant Energy, JHS Class of 1992, Foundation Chair
Linda Reysack, Principal, Harding Middle School
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Team: Kaitlin Schlotfelt, Teddy Williams, Anna Dentlinger & Marissa Hedlund
John Laverty, President
CRCSD Board of Education
Nancy Humbles, Director, District 2
CRCSD Board of Education