YorVoice Competitors Announced!

February 4, 2020 Rita Whitney News 0 Comments
2019 Live Band Champion, York College Rock Band

YorVoice Competitors and Judges Announced!

York, PA – The Cultural Alliance of York County is hosting their 6th annual singing competition on March 21st from 7:30-9:30 pm at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center. “YorVoice” is a friendly competition that brings the community together for a night filled with talented musicians who want to share their love of music with others. The YorVoice mission is to inspire York pride, celebrate the arts and their impact on our community, highlight local talent, and most importantly, raise awareness for our 2020 Annual Campaign.

In the 2019 competition, York College Rock Band took home the title of Live Band Champion, while solo musician Jess Pastelak was awarded Vocal Champion.  Back to perform this year are the 2019 runner-up, Jennie Parker, and 2019 People’s Choice Award Winner, Teagan Tatcher.

YorVoice will once again be emceed by the hilarious and unpredictable Chris Garrett of WPMT FOX 43, and will feature live performances by house band Boompop Coalition. 

This year’s YorVoice performers are:

  • YC Bloc- YC Bloc is a group that was started in the summer of 2019 by Zachary Claghorn and Le Quient Lewis II. Shortly after, Gage Shackelford joined the group. These three friends met each other in the York City music department and are all YCCOSP students currently enrolled in York College.
  • Hometown Strangers- Connor Manley, Kyle Noble, Laura Mae, Tucker Ball, And Trevor Kelly are Hometown Strangers, they have a particular love for creating and writing original music and began to play more shows and expand their chemistry, skills, and fan base.
  • See the Elephant and the Brass Peanuts consists of John Mayer on bass and vocals, Matt Freeman on guitar and vocals, Roger Sine on guitar and vocals and Joe Clark on drums. New to the group is Gary Scwhartz on keyboards.  Performing with them at YorVoice will be Bill School on Trumpet, Neal Gross on trumpet, Robbie Kerchner on trumpet, and Corey Guchenour on Sax
  • Alyssa Colon- Alyssa is a 15 year old freshman at West York High school.  Her hobbies include all forms of art, from making music, singing, writing, drawing, painting and cooking. 
  • Teagan Tatcher- Teagan is a 7th grade student at York Suburban Middle school.  This is her second year performing in YorVoice.  She has a passion for singing and dreams to have a music career and share her music abilities with the world.
  • Fernando Caicedo- Fernando Caicedo is a Colombian-American singer who sings simply for the joy of life, and looks forward to retiring soon so he can have more time to sing for his wife!
  • RoughTuff (Jose Heron)- Joe is a 3 year resident of Pennsylvania currently working in security. Originally from California, he has always had a passion for music
  • James Manjo- James Manjo is a York College graduate student earning a Masters of Business Administration.  He loves to sing, dance, play trombone, guitar, piano, and the drums.
  • Nikki Sullivan, host of ‘Wednesday Friendsday’ open mic nights at First Capital Dispensing Co. in York, has been writing and performing original music locally since 2013. She’s cheerful with a bite.
  • Jeanette Parker is making her return to the YorVoice stage after being 2019’s runner-up.   Jeanette has been singing since a she was a child at church, weddings and local events. 

This year’s YorVoice Judges are:

  • Kayla Kroh
  • Wyatt Oerman
  • Ralph Washington
  • Michael DiPuppo
  • Thais Carrero
  • Jess Pastelak
  • Lee King (Score Keeper)

Tickets are on sale now! General admission tickets for YorVoice are $20. When you purchase five or more tickets are just $15 each. To purchase tickets or find out more about this year’s event, visit www.yorvoice.org.

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign currently supports eight partner agencies that are essential to arts and culture in our community and over the last 20 years has invested over $10.4 million in cash and $2.2 million in in-kind support for the arts.   Under its new more inclusive and diverse operating model, The Cultural Alliance will be expanding its funding to further grow and strengthen arts and culture in York County.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at www.culturalyork.org, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Twitter.

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