Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 12, 2013

Out & About


The auditions for Idol contestants take place Thursday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts on Shawsheen Road at Andover High School. The auditions are open to vocalists ages 14 and up who live in the Merrimack Valley. Singers at local high schools and colleges along with the general public are encouraged to try out. Judges will be from the local music community.

The finalists will then compete for the $500 cash prize in November.

Proceeds from the event will assist the nonprofit Quota in its efforts to provide financial support to local women and children in need, including victims of domestic abuse, as well as the deaf and hard of hearing. In each of the past four years, Quota has donated between $20,000 and $30,000 to local organizations supporting its causes.

Anyone interested in auditioning should contact Elaine Pescatore, event chairwoman, at or 978-470-3515.

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