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Gathering of the Talents

April 6, 2019 - 8:00 am

Concordia annually hosts hundreds of students from Lutheran Church —Missouri Synod churches, elementary and middle schools as part of its Gathering of the Talents festival. Begun in 1943, the event brings in participants from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and South Dakota.

Registration and Participant Information

The 2019 Gathering is scheduled for April 6, 2019.  The church and school registration deadline is November 30, 2018.

The event is open to students in grades 4-8.

Events this year include creative art and writing workshops, performances by Concordia Music ensembles, drama productions and the Concordia Cheer and Dance teams.

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Download List of Outstanding Talent Awards for 2019

Schedule Highlights

Individual Student Events Begin Throughout Campus 8 a.m.
Campus Tour Walz Lobby 10 a.m.
Meet in Walz Lobby by the Bulldog
Drama Performance (IMPROVables) Thom Auditorium 10:30 a.m.
Meet Bruiser the Bulldog Walz Lobby 11:30 a.m.
Jazz Band Performance Weller Chapel 12:30 p.m.
Closing Celebration & Outstanding Performance Recognition Weller Chapel 1 p.m.

Performances begin as early as 8 a.m. the day of the event. Campus venues and display areas for the Gathering of the Talents include:

  • Art: Walz Track Viewing Room
  • Art Experience Workshop: Jesse Hall
  • Creative Writing: Walz Hall of Fame Room
  • Creative Writing Workshops: Thom Leadership Education Center
  • Dance: Walz Arena
  • Drama: Thom Leadership Education Center
  • Music: Bands - Music Center
  • Music: Solos and small ensembles - Music Center
  • Music: Choirs - Weller Hall

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