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Area support groups are seeking performers to represent their areas at the U.S. Army Europe Battle of Bands and Stars of Tomorrow contests in Illesheim, Germany, Aug. 21-22.

Each ASG may send two groups to the USAREUR competition and one performer for each of the Stars of Tomorrow’s nine categories.

At least half of a band’s members must be active-duty soldiers and the rest of the band must be U.S. identification card holders over the age of 18.

Winners of the USAREUR competition will be eligible to compete at the All-Army Battle of Bands Dec. 6-14 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Travel to the contest will be funded by the Army Entertainment Division.

The Stars of Tomorrow contest is open to all U.S. ID card holders. The categories include: male vocal solo; female vocal solo; vocal duet; vocal solo, self-accompanied; vocal group; instrumental solo; instrumental group; specialty solo; and specialty group.

Depending on the number of interested performers, ASGs may host qualifying contests to determine who will advance to the USAREUR competition. For more information, contact:

• 6th ASG, Stuttgart, Germany — Alan Buxkemper, DSN 421-2796 or civilian 0711-7292• 22nd ASG, Vicenza, Italy — Barry Robinson, DSN 634-7281 or civilian 0444-51-7281• 26th ASG, Heidelberg, Germany — Geoffrey Larkin, DSN 373-7841 or civilian 06221-17-7841• 80th ASG, Chièvres, Belgium — Harry Geesaman, DSN 361-5589 or civilian 06827-5589• 98th ASG, Würzburg, Germany — Jack Austin, DSN 469-8647 or civilian 0951-300-8647• 104th ASG, Hanau, Germany — William Hauserman, DSN 322-8031 or civilian 06181-88-8031

The 100th ASG in Grafenwöhr, Germany, has already hosted its qualifying contest; however, interested performers may still be considered. Contact Randy Mayer at DSN 475-7137 or civilian 09641-83-7137 for details.


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