Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show

Sat. 23rd of Nov. 2013 at 7:00 pm


Tickets are on sale now for the first annual "Stars of Tomorrow" Talent Show presented by the Quincy Golden K Kiwanis Club and John Wood Community College Saturday November 23, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium at JWCC.

A slate of 18 talented acts with performers ranging in age from 14-21 will delight audiences with an original composition, vocals, marimba piece, color guard routine, modern jazz dance, a capella performance and guitar, harmonica and piano solos.

The acts include: Nick Boyer, Merci Neff and Pal Jared, Stand Up , Vanessa Lavery, Limerence (Nathaniel Hurley, Khalia Stubblefield, Courtney Moran and Megan Sheurmann), Nathan Mosley, Aiden McDonnell, Erin Viar, Josh Henze, Jason Alexander Pleasant, Shelby Goodman, Landon Reed, Kayla Bagby, Noteworthy, Christopher Pleasant, Camden Scirfes, Kayla Vonderhaar,  Gabby Amos, Bre Burghart and Nick Scholz.

All acts will compete for $1,000 in cash prizes.

“Stars of Tomorrow” will be produced by Dan Sherman, veteran choir director, performer and member of the Quincy Park Band , Matt Gabriel, director of bands for Quincy Senior High School and Garris Brown, JWCC audio visual specialist. Master of ceremonies will be WGEM’s Brian Inman. A team of judges will score the acts based on overall performance, audience response, stage appearance, originality and personality.

“We are so excited about the level of talent that will be presented and happy to showcase the stars of tomorrow,” Ron Dedert, event chairman said.  “It will be with great pride to announce our winners, but we are most proud of the talent and dedication of the young people of our community.  We encourage everyone to purchase tickets soon, as space is limited, and hope that the show will become an annual event.”

The show is co-sponsored by Golden K Kiwanis Club and JWCC. Cash awards of $500.00 for first prize, $250.00 for second, $100.00 for third and $150.00 for "Peoples’ Choice" will be awarded.

Special performances by JWCC’s vocal show ensemble and soloist Reesha Brock will conclude the show. Brock’s vocal of “Midnight Train to Georgia” will serve as the grand finale prior to the announcement of the “Stars of Tomorrow” winner.

Members of Kiwanis are in 80 countries, stage 150,000 service projects and raise $100 million every year to support youth, communities and families. The Quincy club meets at 9 a.m. every Monday at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center.

JWCC offers a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum with over 25 concentrations of study, customized training for businesses, associate in applied science degrees and certificates for specialized career training and personal enrichment courses for all ages. The College serves more than 4,000 students each year and has a 14 acre campus and two centers in Quincy as well as facilities in Pittsfield, Perry and Mt. Sterling.

Kiwanis members strongly encourage the public to purchase tickets in advance for $10 at Hy Vee and County Market locations in Quincy and the JWCC business office. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

More information is available from Dedert at

John Wood Community College Campus