We, the clay Senior Editors, have a very exciting announcement to make. Today, we are happy to announce the first annual GP6 Music Competition!
We know how much you all LOVED (I mean really loved) listening to the same GP6 music one billion times per school year while waiting for classes to start. In fact, I’m sure we all know someone who liked it so much, they were incessantly complaining about “the same old music.” In response to these complaints of GP6 music bore, a new song was put in place. This new GP6 song, “Sing the Distance Away,” by TPS alumni Reigha Allen and Mark Lyford, is going to be the first of a proud series of student produced songs for GP6.
But what will be the next song? Well, that’s up to you! The inaugural GP6 Music Competition is designed to give a voice to the talented musicians of TPS. So dazzle us with your musical prowess, and you may win a chance to be featured in GP6!
How will all this work, you ask? Well, for this competition, we will accept submissions of original pieces, and the winners will get to hear their songs played on rotation on GP6 for the rest of the school year. All songs must first be submitted to the Student Council leaders (Jacey Koo, Corrie Anna Campbell, Jonathan Reichenberger, and Michael Collins). Then your very own Student Council leaders will pick out the top eight to ten pieces they receive. Because the four of them have had quite a substantial number of years of musical experience, they will be experienced and objective judges. In the first week of March, we will publish their top picks and allow the TPS community to vote for the ones they like best. The top four most popular songs will be used on rotation as GP6 room music for the rest of the year. This process should ensure that the classroom music has enough variety to give everyone a chance to listen to something they like.
If you or someone you know is interested, here are the general guidelines:
- You must be a TPSer to submit music. Alumni are welcome!
- All submissions must be sent to newGP6music@gmail.com by February 25th. No exceptions.
- We cannot use music that may be offensive or questionable to some. As a result, we cannot consider rap, rock, romance music, political or protest music, etc. Instrumentals are best. Music with soft vocals is acceptable. Digital (techno) is alright as well.
- Music must be completely original work: written, performed, and recorded by TPSers. Music clearly in the public domain that is performed and recorded by a student is also acceptable.
- Submitted work may be in any popular accessible format (e.g., MP3) or may be links to an audio site. The file that is provided for use in GP6 will need to be an uncompressed WAV file of high sample rate.
- Please attach your music file to an email that includes your name and song title, along with any other relevant information.
And that’s about it! If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. Spread the word, share the news––we want to make this a really big event! And don’t forget to come back to vote in early March!
Corrie Anna Campbell and Jacey Koo
2018-2019 Senior Editors