Dear Parents/Guardian of Middle and High School Youth:
The Des Moines Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is inviting talented middle and high school students to apply for the 2nd Annual *Jabberwock: “A Showcase Honoring African-American Performing Artists and Youth”.
The event will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013 and will feature students who have performing talents in: Vocal, Drama/Poetry, Dance, and Instrumental. Scholarship money will be awarded to top performances up to $1,000!!!
Attached is an application packet for students. *Students will be given further information upon submission of application materials if selected for auditions
We hope that your students will consider showcasing their talents at the Jabberwock!
Contestant Recruitment Team Cordially, Chay Williams Sokish Sands
The “Jabberwock” is an activity peculiar to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The first “Jabberwock” was presented in 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts, by members of Iota Chapter. In an effort to find some new method of raising money for the Iota Chapter’s scholarship fund, Marion Hope Conover conceived the idea of a variety show of a kind that would interest groups and individuals in producing skits, dances, songs and pageant in competition for prizes for varying amounts. The new kind of show was called “Jabberwock”, a title taken from Lewis Carroll’s tale, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland