An Evening to Remember
Music began as a hobby for me, but it has become my fierce passion. I love performing and playing whether it is in an orchestra, with a band or simply by myself. Picking up my cello is one of the greatest feelings in the world to me.
— Margaret Spangler
The 2017 Shooting Stars Gala
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm* to 6:00 pm
Location: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and Yardley Hall (Johnson County Community College Campus)
3:00 – 4:00 pm Reception and Exhibition Opening (Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art)
4:15 – 5:30 pm Awards Ceremony (Yardley Hall in the Carlsen Center)
5:30 – 6:00 pm Celebration Reception (Carlsen Center Lobby)
* Awards Ceremony Rehearsal for Finalists only will be from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in Yardley Hall
The Gala begins with a Reception and Exhibit Opening for Shooting Stars Finalists in the categories of Photography, Three-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Art at the Nerman Museum.
Experience the Finalists’ journey through a photo montage (DVD) of the Performing Arts auditions and Literary Arts portfolio readings.
Immediately following the reception, help celebrate all of our Shooting Stars Finalists as each one is recognized and Scholarship Recipients announced during the Awards Ceremony in Yardley Hall.
Meet and congratulate all Finalists during the Celebration Reception immediately following the Awards Ceremony.
This is an evening to remember! We encourage our Shooting Stars Finalists to invite their family, friends and teachers to this fantastic evening celebrating their artistic achievements.
Gala Reservations and Donations
Complimentary Gala Reservations are provided for:
- Finalists and their family and friends, Nominating Teachers and School District officials
- Individuals or organizations sponsoring or contributing to the Shooting Stars Recognition, Scholarship and Awards Program receive reservations as a benefit of their giving.
- Support for this vital program is greatly appreciated. Use the “Donate” button to help provide scholarships to students and support the Shooting Stars Program.
Individual Gala Reservations are $50. Please use the donate button below to purchase your reservation or contribute to the Shooting Stars Program. Visit our Shooting Stars Contributions page to learn more about sponsorship levels or contact us.