DeSoto’s Got Talent

By Russell Smith of NDHS Band Boosters

Do you enjoy performing or have a special talent? Have you ever watched those talent show competitions and thought, I could do better than that? Could you possibly use a little extra cash? Then look no further; if you think you have what it takes to win then put your money where your talent is and sign up to audition for DESOTO’S GOT TALENT!

The North DeSoto High School (NDHS) Band is proud to present, in conjunction with, Marketplace Chevrolet Buick: The 2ND Annual DeSoto’s Got Talent Fundraiser Competition. The NDHS Band would like to thank Marketplace Chevrolet Buick for once again generously agreeing to be our Event sponsor. The money raised will go towards helping our band with instrument purchases, competition fees, and a Disney performance. Auditions will be held on Saturday February 25, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NDHS Band Room. There is a $25 audition fee. Participants must be at least 10 years of age at the time of audition and reside in the North DeSoto School District. Audition Forms will be available in the 4 North DeSoto School Campus offices, Cardinal Music in Stonewall, or request via email to Applications w/ audition fee can be turned in to any school office, to Mr. Garcia, or at Cardinal Music. Pre-registration is not required, but highly recommended.

The DeSoto’s Got Talent competition will be held on Saturday March 11, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the NDHS Gymnasium where they will compete for a top cash prize of $750 (age 10-HS Seniors) and top cash prize of $200 (Adults).  All acts in the Finale will compete for the Fan Favorite cash prize of $200 as well.  Fans will fill the container of their favorite act and the contestant who receives the most donations will be crowned our Fan Favorite. Tickets are $15/person; Ages 6 and under $10/person in advance or $20/person; Ages 6 and under $10/person at the door. Tickets available for purchase via check at the NDHS front office or Venmo/PayPal via email request to Concessions will be available.

The NDHS Band is still looking for additional sponsors as well for this event and are as follows: Griffin Level-$1000; Navy Level-$500; Red Level-$250; White Level-$250. We are also in need of multiple Restaurant or Business Gift Cards/Vouchers and Door Prize Items, and 1-2 Large Raffle items. Please contact me via email at if you have any questions regarding sponsorship or you would like to help with any of these sponsor levels, gift cards, door prizes, or a raffle item.