Because so many people ask me “what’s this about?” I’m posting a video of a group I performed with years ago, The Young Ambassadors. In fact, I was among the founding members. We were literally ambassadors for the US Department of Defense overseas. I taught in this program, and this current group has just returned from a tour of China.
I have witnessed over and over again the power of music in easing tensions and strengthening relationships. The world needs its youth to stand up and be a light and a positive influence. This is my goal for The Youth Ambassadors at Glendale Centre Theatre.
When I taught at Orange County School of the Arts, I developed a syllabus for training across the skills needed for professional musical theatre, as well as directing a musical theatre group, First Act. They performed a powerful trilogy of songs I arranged to pay tribute to the first responders and the families of victims in that horrific attack on 9.11. The group became very popular throughout the Southland and made a huge impact on everyone that saw the performance. This video will describe our goals better than any words I could write. Enjoy! Then sign up here and get involved! Make a difference in the world around you through your talent. Go to the ABOUT tab for my bio.
Youth Ambassadors at Glendale Centre Theatre
Singers on Stage Youth Ambassadors at Glendale Centre Theatre Parent-Student Handbook
Training in voice technique, song interpretation, movement, acting and life skills important to any field. The groups will perform on stage at Glendale Centre Theatre and for private and community events throughout the year! Register now!
Glendale Centre Theatre – 324 N. Orange Street, Glendale, CA 91203
SIGN UP HERE
AUDITIONS FOR THE TRAINING/PERFORMANCE PROGRAM ARE ONGOING
BY SUBMITTING A SELF TAPE VIDEO AT THAT LINK.
(See LIVE audition instructions below)
No worries, if you have already talked to me by phone or in person, or if you do not have a photo, resume or self tape, or you have other questions, email SingersOnStageLA@gmail.com or call 818-220-6337
“First Act” – Age 6-9 | “Applause” – Age 10-13 | “Encore” – Age 14-18
Instructions for LIVE Auditions
- If LIVE, arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
- Accompanist provided.
- Bring current head shot (8×10 color or black and white) and resume
- Prepare performance quality 16-32 bars of a memorized, age-appropriate Broadway song that shows your best, with a well-marked copy for the pianist. Classics and standards are appropriate.
- No minus tracks or a cappella, please
- Be prepared for a simple movement routine.
- Auditions are CLOSED. No parents or observers.
- You may be asked to do simple movement and dance steps.
Self Tape Video Auditions
Prepare a performance quality 16-32 bars of a memorized, age-appropriate Broadway song that shows your best. Piano accompaniment preferred. Select a location that has a solid background, position the camera at eye level on a tripod. Provide a full length view, if possible.
Fill out the sign up form and post head shot, resume, and if submitting a self tape, post it there. Classics and standards are appropriate. Auditors are looking for excellent song interpretation and delivery, clear diction, solid voice technique, theatre worthy-volume, good body coordination, and an engaging stage presence.
The audition and/or self-tape is for voicing and placement in the ensemble. Our goal is to like you and to be your strongest cheerleader and mentor. Your goal is to be YOU and to do your very best! It is going to be an experience of a life time and so much fun!
Audition and Rehearsal
All LIVE auditions and rehearsals are CLOSED. Parents or other observers are not permitted, unless requested by the GCT staff. It’s not that we don’t want you to observe or know what we are doing, it’s that it’s a huge distraction and it interferes with the class/rehearsal process. Auditions are held throughout the year and new students will be instructed as to the next entry date and availability.
- All students will be required to re-audition for the following year.
- After the ensembles have been cast, auditions will be held during or after rehearsals for casting individual and small group numbers.
Cherilyn Bacon is a professional actor/singer, voice-over talent, producer and director who has directed youth ensembles since 1977 and taught private voice since 1999.
In 1997, Cherilyn was the Producer/Managing Director of Singers on Stage “On Broadway” Musical Theatre Workshops – New York City. She worked with top Broadway producers, directors, music directors, choreographers and actors. The program was rated best in New York City by Backstage and became Circle in the Square Theatre School’s summer musical theatre program.
In 2002 she was on the voice faculty at Brigham Young University, recruited to adapt the NYC summer musical theatre program into a Senior Seminar for the school’s top vocal students from opera to media music. While there, she received highest student ratings.
Prior to that, she was on the faculty at a top-10 performing arts charter school, the Orange County School of the Arts Conservatory in Santa Ana, California where she taught Voice Technique / Styles and Repertoire Classes. She directed OCSA’s First Act ensemble, popular throughout Orange County post-9.11 and featured in local and national news. She received highest student ratings, and several of her students have performed on Broadway.
She has taught private voice lessons in New York City, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City and has recently re-opened her Los Angeles Studio in Glendale. She not only teaches voice technique, unlike most voice teachers, she also specializes in song interpretation across the classical, Broadway legit, belt, pop and character styles. She teaches audition skills and prepares students for college auditions. She develops musical theatre repertoire, teaches recording studio/mic techniques and the art of the cabaret performance. She is certified to teach the total singer-actor, integrating the acclaimed principles of David Craig’s On Singing On Stage song interpretation for both audition preparation and performance.
Cherilyn was the director/manager for two ensembles, The Tax Deductions and The Rainbow Connection – Chicago, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona. These youth ensembles, ages 4-17, performed throughout the Chicago and Phoenix areas, partnered with Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix.
She has served as a youth and adult music and choir director for her church with congregations in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, Irvine, and New Canaan, CT. While teaching the youth she was responsible for providing music for worship services, talent shows and annual musical presentations. Her techniques were incorporated into the church’s worldwide children’s music handbook. She and her family members are featured on the church’s children’s music CDs.
She was invited to conduct special performances at events such as building dedications and for worldwide and local church dignitaries. Among these performances, she conducted a 325-voice youth ensemble, ages 12-17 in a multimedia show A Time to Love, written by Warner Brothers musical director, film and TV scorer, Lex de Azevedo. The chorus was invited to perform throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region, featuring Dallas Cowboys Danny White at Six Flags Over Texas. The group appeared on local Dallas news and CNB Television, with interviews on local radio shows. The White House invited representatives to attend a youth summit in Washington DC. The group was also invited to perform for the Tabernacle Choir during its Dallas tour.
Cherilyn has performed leading and supporting roles to critical acclaim Off-Off Broadway, in national tours, regional and community theatre in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Palm Beach, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Ogden. She has also performed internationally with the USO. National tours include Pal Joey and A Christmas Carol. Principal roles include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (Narrator), Sondheim’s revised Southwest Premiere – Merrily We Roll Along (Mary), Baby (Pam), Side By Side By Sondheim, Hairspray (Velma), Into the Woods (Stepmother), The Sound of Music (Leisl), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Ophelia (Gertrude), Oklahoma! (Laurie), Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. In Salt Lake City, she was the original Julie in the Utah production of the smash hit musical, Saturday’s Warrior music by Lex deAzevedo (The Swan Princess) and book by Doug Stewart (Where the Red Fern Grows).
She has performed with Broadway, Opera, TV and film stars Joel Grey, Alexis Smith, Harve Presnell, Sherrill Milnes, Randy Graff, Kelly Bishop, Ron Perlman, Candy Buckley, and John LaMotta. She has narrated Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God and a new patriotic work George Washington – Ordained of God, both with the Draper Philharmonic Orchestra and Choral Society at Salt Lake City’s Abravanel Hall.
She sings with the phenomenal Millennial Choirs and Orchestras and recently survived the NYC blackout while on stage at Carnegie Hall, ultimately taking to the street to sing an impromptu concert to millions as the story went viral across the Internet.
Cherilyn was born and raised in Hollywood, California, studied with Metropolitan Opera singer Margaret Romaine, and earned a BFA from BYU. She also studied with several noted teachers in major markets and incorporates the best of their techniques. She thanks them all: Norman Gulbrandsen (father-in-law, Northwestern University); Anne Jackson and Ray Allen (Dallas Summer Musicals); Sheilah Vaughn Walker (Broadway Musical Director – Ragtime, Fiddler); Bill Reed, a protégé of the legendary father of voice therapy Oren Brown (NYC); Ewan Mitton and Clayne Robison (Utah); Sara Louise Lazarus (NYC), protégé of David Craig’s song interpretation technique.
STACY JOHNSON BILLS, CHOREOGRAPHER
Stacy Johnson Bills, originally from Provo, Utah, received her training at Center Stage Performing Arts in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, and ballroom. In high school, Stacy won the junior and senior national solo championship in Orlando, Florida, and went on to become Miss Dance/Drill Utah 2000 and 1st runner up at the Miss Dance/Drill USA competition.
Stacy was awarded the “Dance Talent Scholarship” at Brigham Young University and danced with the 7-time National Champion Cougarettes for three years and was dance captain for two years. Later, Stacy represented her city as Miss Provo, and then went on to win the title of Miss Utah. She was awarded a talent award at Miss America.
Stacy has been featured on the nationally televised show, “Star Search” and made it all the way to the finals. Stacy also danced and toured with the professional companies, “Evolutions” and “Odyssey” Dance Theatre. In 2008 she was honored to make the top 20 girls on FOX’s hit series “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Stacy has taught at Center Stage Performing Art Studio in Utah for 12 years, and directed the Teen and Senior Companies. She has won Studio of the Year Award twice and has been a director at Denise Sabala Dance Company in Chicago. Her students have danced and toured with JLo, Chris Brown, “Glee,” “Dancing WIth The Stars,” “Donny and Marie,” “La Reve,” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
She has choreographed all over the country and has won many national titles with her choreography, including “Critic’s Choice” awards at New York City Dance Alliance, “Best Of Jump,” “and “Best NU” group at NUVO. Her companies have been featured on the “Dancing With The Stars” tour, the “Stadium Of Fire,” and were finalists for two years in a row at the “Capezio Ace Awards.” She feels blessed to have a wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters and adorable twin boys.
SINGERS ON STAGE YOUTH AMBASSADORS
PURPOSE – MISSION – PHILOSOPHY
The overall purpose is to uplift and inspire young talent to be the best they can be, to change their lives and others for the better, and to help them live their dreams by following enduring principles of life that will be there for them no matter the course they ultimately choose.
It is our unique format combining training with ongoing performance and our philosophy that distinguishes us from other youth training programs:
- We are different. The purpose and mission of the programs of Strong Reasons, LLC d/b/a Singers on Stage Youth Ambassadors is not simply to develop a professional standard of artistic performance expected at the highest levels of success in the entertainment industry and to have opportunities to perform for audiences throughout the year. It is also to develop strong leadership skills, character, a desire to serve and inspire audiences – to give rather than to take.
- We train talented young performers for life success. The body, heart, mind, and soul are inseparably connected. Through healthy voice technique, invigorating movement, passionate acting, and positive life attitudes, we prepare a generation of young people to know who they are and to know how to use their talents for good.
- Music is the most powerful and influential medium of all the arts and requires responsibility and accountability. Music anchors the brain to memories and emotions and places and attitudes of the past, long into the sunset years of our lives. Wholesome and positive music can change lives for good. It has been known to lift people from depression. It inspires hope and courage, regardless the challenges encountered. We are teaching young musicians to use this power carefully, because it can also be a force for negative in the world.
- SOS Ensembles promote lifelong skills and success habits, not only for the aspiring singer/dancer/actor, but regardless the professional field chosen as adults. Among these leadership skills and habits are gratitude, humility, trust, communication skills, promptness, discipline, respect, a positive attitude, courteousness, team work, creativity, resiliency, confidence, courage, kindness and patience. We hope these values will extend beyond the stage and into real life.
- SOS teaches true self-worth and success. Self-worth and success are not achieved by looking inward or by self-aggrandizement. They also aren’t defined by what others say, as promoted in the entertainment industry today. True self-worth, success and confidence come from hard work, dedication, sacrifice and a service orientation. It’s a sincere desire to serve others and to uplift them. Great reward comes from thinking of others first. We provide opportunities for students to share their talents through singing, movement and acting. They will uplift, inspire and encourage others and themselves to be and to become their best selves in their relationships throughout life. In this narcissistic society, the world is craving this kind of artistic servant leadership.
- We love family, friends and fun. What greater fun is there than being with friends and family singing and performing on stage in front of friends, family and for VIP events. This experience can and does build lifelong, positive and supportive friendships and memories. We are family. We encourage best friends, brothers, sisters, and cousins to audition.
- Each ensemble is capped at 20 performers so that we can give individual attention to the students. We are beginning small and will continue to build.
- We will present a positive, family-friendly show of wholesome entertainment from Broadway to pop music for friends and family twice a year, Fall and Spring. These two shows will be on stage at GCT, utilizing the theatre’s professional sound, lighting, technology and costumes. Additional performances at other venues will be booked throughout the year. GCT has invited YA’s to perform mini-shows from time to time before the regular season show’s curtain time, in front of a real paying audience. We are also preparing a music video benefitting a national organization that rescues children from human trafficking.
- The show line-ups will add more repertoire throughout the year. Individuals will have opportunities to audition for featured solo or small group roles in the shows. We are highlighting songs from the 2019-2020 GCT seasons.
- Students are taught all the elements of musical theatre performance: healthy voice technique, song interpretation, diction, how to read music, memorization skills, acting/dramatic delivery, stage movement, audition skills, as well as rehearsal and performance etiquette.
TUITION AND FEES
ENCORE: 14-18 years old – $80/month (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM)
APPLAUSE: 10-13 years old – $75/month (Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15 PM)
FIRST ACT: 6-9 years old – $70/month (Wednesdays, 4:00-4:45 PM)
Monthly payments are due before the first rehearsal of each month.
Cash or check payable to: Strong Reasons LLC
Or mail check to:
Strong Reasons, LLC
c/o Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N. Orange Street
Glendale, CA 91203
- Participation is based on a school year calender, beginning August 28, 2019 and continuing through the week of June 15, 2020.
LATE PAYMENT AND NON-PAYMENT
- Participants whose fees are not paid within five days of the due date will be charged a late fee of $25 which will place the student on probation and prohibit performing in shows until paid.
- Each week past due will count as one class/rehearsal absence.
- A participant will be terminated with no refund if they have more than three unexcused classes/rehearsals or one unexcused performance due to unpaid fees.
CANCELLATION – REFUND POLICY
- A partial refund for those who have paid a full semester or year in advance (at 5% discount) will be allowed through Class/Rehearsal #6. After that, with rare exception, such as a long-distance move, a medical reason, an industry-related booking or casting conflict, or other reason pre-approved by SOS-GCT, no refunds will be issued for prepaid annual or semester fees.
You will receive access through a password to the Google calendar after you have
signed up, signed the agreement and paid. As soon as possible, list conflicts on the Google Conflicts calendar.
- Each student is given up to THREE excused rehearsal absences a semester and ONE excused performance absence, with notice at least 24 hours prior to the absence. However, because of the nature of the entertainment industry, we will made every effort to be flexible, as long as we know the conflicts in advance to make changes when performances begin.
- COVERS WILL BE ASSIGNED. We promise to work with you to resolve attendance conflicts. We will assign a cover for everyone who has a solo or a part that would require re-staging should they not be available for a performance. We will do our best to work with you!
- MAKE-UP CLASSES/REHEARSALS. We will post make-up classes/rehearsals as needed on the Google calendar to provide opportunities for students to catch up on what has been missed and reduce the absences.
The fee for make up classes due to missed classes/rehearsals is $20. For those that simply want additional class/rehearsal time, it’s $10. There is no additional cost to added rehearsals that Singers on Stage/Strong Reasons, LLC schedules.
- BOTTOM LINE: Every young performer is important. If one cast member doesn’t show up, the rest of the cast will need to adjust. Please let us know with enough advance notice to make those adjustments. Thank you!
- The SOS and GCT directors and staff reserve the right to maintain a professional and orderly rehearsal-performance environment and to discipline participants if they are disrupting or violating SOS/GCT policies.
- Respectful language is the standard. Vulgar, demeaning, disparaging, mocking or unkind language has no place in a positive, professional and creative working environment.
- Students who violate this policy will be asked to leave the rehearsal or performance, and it will be recorded as an absence.
Possession or use of any of these harmful substances, including recreational marijuana, is prohibited and cause for immediate termination.
- Parents will be notified of any behavior concerns that may lead to the student’s probation or termination, in an effort to find solutions.
- Probation or termination is at the discretion of the SOS and GCT staff, whether attendance- or behavior-related. IF PREPAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE, A REFUND WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF TERMINATION IS DUE TO BEHAVIOR.
- A class-rehearsal schedule is provided and updated on the GCT and www.CherilynBacon.com/programs website, on Google Docs, and Facebook @SingersOnStageGCT and may be subject to change as needed.
- Class-rehearsal time is valuable and limited. The students are in a professional atmosphere where much is expected. Please respect others’ time.
- Arrive early, well-rested, hydrated, well-fed, bring a recording device, bottled water, music, name tag, and a pencil and get ready to work and start memorizing as assigned
- Cell phone use is limited to recording the songs during class-rehearsal. No texting without permission.
- Absolute adherence to principles of being a good neighbor apply. When the director is talking or giving notes, the student/performer is attentive and listening. When the director directs, the performer responds. When one person is not listening, it slows everyone down.
- The student/performer is not the director. If a member of the ensemble is singing a wrong note or dancing a wrong step, or saying a wrong line, it is the director that corrects, not the student/performer. The appropriate method of communication is to go directly to a section leader or dance captain when there are questions.
- No Sunday rehearsals. Sunday is for family time.
SINGERS ON STAGE (SOS) PARENTS LEADERSHIP TEAM
- Producing youth ensembles requires organization and discipline in order for the students/performers, their directors, and the parents to have a positive experience. Mounting the shows requires parental involvement because it is such a huge undertaking. What we are providing would be cost-prohibitive without volunteers.
- For this reason, a parent volunteer team is formed to assist. SOS Parents, in coordination with the director, will establish a volunteer leadership team with one representative from each of the ensembles who will work with the parents in their respective ensemble.
- All SOS Parents are asked to give 4.5 hours of service over the year and may volunteer online or in person through their parent representative. A parents’ orientation meeting will be held during the first rehearsal of both semesters to review the policies and to sign up for volunteer times.
- Other parent volunteers are needed for wardrobe, music library, Facebook admin, carpool arrangements, event chaperones, stage management and set up-tear down at performance venues.
- An ongoing sign-up list will be provided on Google Docs.
- Parents and students alike agree to respect audition and rehearsal guidelines. No parent, friend or anyone other than the student and the staff is allowed inside the audition or rehearsal room unless they are officially performing required volunteer hours for which they signed up.
- SOS Parents model for their children a supportive attitude toward all ensemble participants and other parents. Any concerns or suggestions that a parent may have are to be directed to the SOS Parent ensemble representative or, if it is of a confidential nature, to the director privately.
- Primary communications will be sent via email to all students/parents. A working email is required and must clear the SOS/YA’s email from the spam list.
- An as-needed online conference call will be set up for ensemble representatives and volunteers to communicate regularly, at least monthly.
- A private Facebook page @SingersOnStageGCT is available for internal communications, as well as a private password-protected participant portal on the website CherilynBacon.com/participants.
- A performance schedule will be updated and posted on Facebook, Google Docs, and the website, provided as soon as the shows are booked. We will give ample time to schedule when there are necessary changes. Please be patient when this happens.
- SOS will make every effort not to overload. Performances will vary.
- After the show is performance-ready, student performers may expect approximately THREE performances per month to be scheduled, in addition to the two semester shows.
- Types of shows include:
- Two onstage showcases at GCT, fall and spring
- Pre-shows at GCT prior to the season show
- Private and community events, occasionally during a lunch hour or evenings.
- Video Shoots – Youth Ambassadors may include opportunities to appear in YouTube music videos, shot on location. Advance notice will be provided.
- Standard call times are 1 hour prior to curtain (for sound checks and staging adjustments in a new venue) in full dress and makeup for directors’ notes. Call times may vary depending on the venue.
- No Sunday performances. Sunday is for family time.
- Daily bathing, brushing teeth, and using mouth wash and deodorant are fundamental behaviors when working closely with others in rehearsal and performance.
- Hair should be neat and away from the face and when performing, styled with strong hold hair spray (men included). We encourage natural hair color as this is an ensemble.
- Modest clothing is appropriate at all times, in rehearsal and before and after the shows. The participants are “Ambassadors” representing SOS and GCT. Always give the theatre and our name the very best.
- Official ensemble t-shirts and black slacks are required for traveling to and from performances when not in costume. When in the community, the performers not only proudly represent the Youth Ambassadors group with which they perform, but also the Glendale Centre Theatre and the partnership we have formed to promote the longest-running family theatre in the round. Most of all, the student performers are representing themselves as professionals.
HEALTH AND ILLNESS
For a singer-dancer-actor the body is the instrument, and we only have one body to last a life time. Now is the time to establish good health habits. Our bodies need proper rest, hydration and nourishment. Please make sure your child comes to rehearsals and performances well hydrated and having eaten a nutritious meal.
- Natural foods, rather than processed. Sensible portions of greens, fruits, protein and carbohydrates, in balance with lots of water are important. Keeping the body free of toxins is critical, especially with all the synthetic and metallic medications consumed and pollutants that can’t be avoided easily. A good detox plan is important, even for young singer/dancer/actors.
- Some of the substances that are especially harmful to singers, dancers and actors are: soda, caffeine, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, vape, and illegal drugs. Healthy bodies are 90% fluid. These substances dehydrate the body and the muscles and tissues in the larynx, which promote vocal problems and a short singing career. Sugar is a toxin, dehydrates the body and is also associated with cancer. Tobacco, vape and alcohol are not only dehydrating, they are addictive and can weaken the body for life and shorten lifespan. A serious singer, dancer, actor or human being that wants a productive, healthy long life will take good care of their bodies.
- If your child is feeling ill or is contagious, please request an excused absence through the Parent Representative of your child’s ensemble or from the director if a representative is not available.
- Coughing into an elbow will prevent the spread of illness. Students will be taught voice therapy techniques, including how to cough without damaging vocal cords. We will provide ongoing health tips for care of the voice and body. Lots of water is number one.
- Student performers will provide their own stage make-up and for health reasons, will not share with others.
PROOF OF INSURANCE, EMERGENCY CONTACT AND LIABILITY WAIVER/MEDICAL AND TALENT RELEASE POLICY
- SOS Ensembles require proof of health insurance and emergency contact information for student performers and a parent/legal guardian signature on this waiver agreement, certifying that this policy handbook has been read and that the terms of the agreement are accepted.
- Glendale Centre Theatre is required to carry insurance for its productions for those that study, rehearse and work within its space and while on location.
- After being cast, this document must be signed along with the first payment or payment in full before the student will be admitted into the SOS Youth Ambassadors Ensembles at GCT.
PLEASE PRINT THE AGREEMENT AND THE PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE PAGE AND DELIVER TO THE DIRECTOR BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS/REHEARSAL.
SINGERS ON STAGE MUSICAL TRAINING
AND PERFORMANCE PROGRAM “YOUTH AMBASSADORS”
AT GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE
WAIVER OF LIABILITY, MEDICAL RELEASE,
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
I hereby waive, release and discharge any and all claims and damages for personal injury, death, or property damage which I, or my minor children, may sustain or which may occur as a result of my own participation, or that of my minor children, while registers in Strong Reasons, LLC d/b/a Singers on Stage Youth Ambassadors Ensembles at Glendale Centre Theatre (SOS) during classes, rehearsals, performances or events at Glendale Centre Theatre (GCT) or off site and during other associated activities. I further understand and agree that:
- This release is intended to discharge in advance SOS and GCT, its officers, employees and agents from and against any and all liability, except for their sole negligence or intentional acts, connected in any way with my participation or my minor children’s participation in SOS/GCT activities;
- Such rehearsals, performances, classes and activities may be of a hazardous, strenuous, and/or physical nature, and participation in said activities may result in injury, death or property damage;
- Knowing the risk involved, nevertheless, I voluntarily request permission for myself or my minor child to participate in said activities;
- I hereby assume any and all risks of injury, death or property damage and to release and hold harmless SOS/GCT, its officers, employees and agents, except for their sole negligence or intentional acts;
- This waiver, release and assumption of risk is binding on me and my heirs and assigns;
- I will indemnify and hold SOS/GCT harmless from any loss, liability, damage, cost or expense, including litigation, which it may incur as a result of any injury and/or property damage which myself or my minor children may sustain while participating in said activities;
- I will compensate any loss, damage, or cost SOS/GCT may incur if any litigation arises due to any claim made by myself, said minors, or by anyone on said minor’s behalf;
- In the event that said minor requires medical or surgical treatment while under the supervision of SOS/GCT personnel in connection with said activities, such supervisor may authorize treatment;
- I will pay all medical, hospital, or other expenses which I or my minor children may incur as a result of such treatment;
- Activities are not child care as defined by the State of California;
- SOS/GCT is not responsible for unattended children on the premises before or after classes for which they are enrolled;
- I expressly allow, and hereby waive any objection to, SOS/GCT photographing and/or videotaping of me and/or my minor children when I and/or my minor children are participating in SOS/GCT programs;
- I also expressly allow, and hereby waive any objection to, SOS/GCT publishing endorsement statements of SOC/GCT programs, performances and classes using my or my minor child’s first name and home town.
- I understand and agree that all photographs, videotapes and endorsements will remain the property of SOS/GCT, and that the SOS/GCT may use such photographs, videotapes and endorsements for archival and promotional purposes, including their use in SOS/GCT catalogs, brochures, other printed materials, and in SOS/GCT online web pages. SOS/GCT will take all necessary precautions to keep full names and ages of participants confidential.
I certify that I am at least 18 years old or I have custody or am the legal guardian of said minors by court order, and that I and/or my minor children are physically able to participate in the described activities.
I have carefully read this Waiver of Liability, Medical Release, Photography/Videotape Release and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between myself and SOC/GCT, and that I sign it of my own free will. SOS may accept future phone, mail, online, or in-person registrations under these provisions.
I also certify that I have read the Policy Handbook and I understand the Refund, Late Fee, Probation and Termination Policies and the potential consequences thereof, set forth by SOS and that I agree to such terms.