Hard Rock Cafe Presents: The WCS’s SING! for Wildlife at the Bronx Zoo

Call for Entries:

  • New York City high school singing groups, glee clubs, choirs, etc.
  • Compete to be the best in New York City
  • Win a $2,500 grant and an opportunity to perform at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square
  • Free to enter, submissions must be received by Friday, Nov. 19

New York, NY – November 3, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Hard Rock Cafe are now accepting applications from high school singing groups to compete in the first ever city-wide singing competition at WCS’s Bronx Zoo – SING! for Wildlife.

Those who wish to compete should submit a music sample to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The top submissions will be selected to perform at WCS’s Bronx Zoo where one group will be named “The Best in New York City.” The grand prize includes a $2,500 grant to support the winning choral group and a chance to perform at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. First prize will be a $1,500 grant for the choral group; second prize will be a $1,000 grant.

SING! for Wildlife supports culture and performing arts in New York City and supports the One Percent for Culture Campaign.  For more information, visit www.oneforculture.org.

To enter, send a music sample to: 



SING! for Wildlife Competition
Wildlife Conservation Society
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY  10460

All submissions must be received by Friday, Nov. 19

Competition Stage One:

Once the submissions are received and considered, the top groups and performance schedule will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 23.  These groups will move on to stage two and are invited to perform at WCS’s Bronx Zoo.

Competition Stage Two:

Each performance group will be assigned a performance date with all performances to take place on weekends in December. All performances will consist of four songs: one song that celebrates wildlife, the environment, or the planet, and three songs of the group’s choosing.  Suggested song choices would include two contemporary songs and one holiday song.

Competition Stage Three:

The winning group from each performance date in competition stage two will be moved into the top five and ranked accordingly as per their scores. (Dates are subject to change.)

Tuesday, Dec. 28: The fifth-ranked group will perform at the Bronx Zoo.

Wednesday, Dec. 29:  The fourth-ranked group will perform at the Bronx Zoo.

Thursday, Dec. 30:  The top three groups will compete against each other at the Bronx Zoo in order to determine the grand prize winner.

A complete listing of competition rules, details, and submission instructions can be found online at www.bronxzoo.com/sing.

Media Contacts:
Max Pulsinelli - 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild - 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.  WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to: www.wcs.org/donation.

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