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Try Outs This Weekend for Hoosier Star

(La Porte, IN) - Auditions for the annual Hoosier Star singing competition in La Porte are this weekend.  Tim King, Executive Director of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, said people wanting to tryout should take the leap because anything can happen.


The LCSO is in the 16th year of hosting the heavily attended event featuring five finalists apiece from the youth division and adult division.  “If you’ve auditioned once or if you’ve auditioned twice and you didn't make the finals and you're discouraged, please don't be.  Our most recent winner, Alyse Flores, who’s our adult winner.  She auditioned for 15-years and never made the finals.  This past year she made the finals and won the whole thing.  So, don't give up,” he said.


Auditions are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church.  People are advised to reserve a time slot at lcso.net.  King said the last hour on each audition day will be reserved for walk-ins.


The Hoosier Star competition is scheduled September 11 at the Civic Auditorium.  Contestants are mostly from the Northwest Indiana but some participants in the past have come from as far away as downstate and Michigan. 


King said a live audience is planned this year.  Last year’s Hoosier Star was held virtually without an audience because of coronavirus.

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