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  • Posted on Tue Jan 23, 2018
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE PRESENTS The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Auditions – Ennis Texas Folklife is pleased to announce that our first Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2018 will take place in Ennis at the Ennis Czech Music Festival at Sokol Hall on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The Big Squeeze Talent Showcase & Audition at the Ennis Czech Music Festival is one of many Big Squeeze events...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
    OUTREACH: How You Can Help The Big Squeeze in 2018!   As in years past, the program has identified a couple of areas you can help in 2018! 1. Help us recruit young accordion players!   Once our application opens, help us spread the word about our program to every young accordion player in your community.  We need entrants who are passionate about the accordion and music. Some...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
      Interested in Sponsoring the Big Squeeze? Big Squeeze Sponsorship Packet  The Big Squeeze program and showcase events are partnerships with local businesses, art galleries, record labels, non-profit arts organizations, local public school districts, and universities.  We will work with your organization's budget. But, we are also accepting major sponsorships beginning at $5,...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 11, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018 Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State  Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under) Cajun & Zydeco Grand...
  • Posted on Fri Dec 8, 2017
    Big Squeeze 2018Statewide Youth Accordion ContestSchedule, Contest Rules and Entry Form So, YOU want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2018?   Just follow these steps! ***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both,...
  • Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018
    In February 2018, Texas Folklife hosted a discussion at Larry’s French Market & Cajun Restaurant about how the organization can support efforts of the community to encourage youth participation in Cajun traditional music.  The community discussion touched on three main topics: the reasons behind decline in youth participation in Cajun music in Southeast Texas; comparisons between...

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