Talent show to benefit Amphitheater High School tonight
Web Producer: Amber Sumpter
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The University of Arizona's Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Fraternity for College Band Members, is hosting a talent showcase tonight, raising money for Amphitheater High School's band program.
Amphitheater High School's band program is the lowest funded in the district.
The talent showcase begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday April 19th in Social Sciences 100 on the UA campus.
Tickets at $7 at the door. Kappa Kappa Psi suggests arriving half an hour before the event begins.
The Varsity Show features acts from Tau Beta Sigma sorority, Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity, the UA Pep Band and a special performance from Amphi's winter guard.
Kappa Kappa Psi hosted the event in the 1950's and 60's to raise money for student band scholarships.
Now the show proceeds will go to music programs in need.
Due to local school closures and cuts made in music and arts programs in some public schools, Kappa Kappa Psi hosts the show's comeback more than 50 years later to support public music programs.
Groups performing compete for the Kappa Kappa Psi Varsity Show title 'Best in Show.'
Two other awards will be given - 'Runner Up' and 'Highest Attendance' for the group that brings in the most audience members.
Kappa Kappa Psi will hosting a Varsity Show car wash tomorrow at Arizona Auto Spa on Grant and Country Club on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
All proceeds from the car wash also go to Amphi's band program.