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Kids in Concert - 2016





This year we are looking for “Simply the Best” act your school has to offer! Candidates may gain inspiration for their submissions by submitting the best performance they have done during winter or spring concerts or by featuring something they have prepared for county festivals and concerts. We want to see “Simply the Best” you have to show case!

Stage performances typically range from vocalists, jazz ensembles, concert choirs, theater groups, gospel choirs, orchestras, pianists, dance groups/soloists, spoken word poetry, monologues, step, tap, and sign language. 

The event will take place on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Long Branch High School, a state-of-the-art school facility with a premiere performing arts auditorium, giving students the opportunity to perform before family, friends and members of the community.

If a group of soloist from your school is interested in participating in KIC – 2016 fill out an on-line audition application, and submit a live video audition (no longer than 10 minutes).    The audition selection should best reflect the spirit and talent of your group. 

All applications and audition DVD can be mailed to:

Cynthia Triminio-Batista
Fundraising & Event Coordinator
Education Law Center, 60 Park Place, Suite 300 - Newark, NJ 07102

Kids In Concert 2016 Online Application

Kids In Concert 2016 Print Application



On Friday, March 11, 2016, Long Branch High School, a state-of-the-art school facility with a premiere performing arts auditorium, will serve as venue for ELC’s 18TH annual Kids in Concert (KIC) event.  Now in its eighteenth year, KIC is a unique concert experience that exposes students of all ages and abilities to the performing arts! As the name implies, Kids in Concert is designed to provide students in New Jersey’s high need school districts the opportunity to develop and perform on one stage.

Since 1997, Education Law Center (ELC) has partnered with the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) to host this memorable event. It is the Education Law Center’s vision to continuously celebrate the extraordinary talents of students attending New Jersey's public schools. Every public school operating within a high need district of New Jersey is invited to enter the KIC competition. Under the supervision of a professional artistic director, 200 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade perform original pieces based on a pre-selected theme.

Please direct all questions regarding Kids in Concert 2016 to:

Cynthia Triminio-Batista
Fundraising & Event Coordinator
Tel: 973.624.181 Ext. 12
Fax: 973.624.7339

KIC 2015

Please visit the KIC 2015 Review page for a summary and pictures of the March 13, 2015 concert.

Images provided by Escarpeta PhotoGraphic.

Support KIC

A contribution to Kids in Concert supports Education Law Center’s advocacy efforts on behalf of public school children throughout NJ. Because ELC’s services are provided free of charge, we rely on the generous support of individuals, educational organizations, corporations and foundations. To support our work, please consider becoming an event sponsor or placing an ad in the KIC Program Journal.

KIC Sponsors

The Board of Trustees and staff at ELC would like to thank the individuals and organizations that have supported the event.