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Information about our local Omega Psi Phi Talent hunt



The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is proud to present its Annual Talent Hunt Program. The Talent Hunt Program strives to provide young American individuals an opportunity to develop, express, and receive recognition for their talents. This Talent Hunt has been a proud tradition of the fraternity since 1949, and that same enthusiasm still exists today. We take great pride in recognizing talented youth. An essential part in locating individuals for our program is nominations we receive from parents, principals, guidance counselors, teachers and churches.


Our forthcoming event:


The Talent Hunt will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at Old Dominion University in the Chandler Recital Hall Building. The deadline for entries is February 21, 2013. Completed applications are to be mailed to the following: 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc
Gamma Xi Virginia Beach
P. O. Box 64535
Virginia Beach, VA 23467
Attention: TALENT HUNT 2013

If you have any questions, or need further information, please feel free to contact Bro. David J. Whitted at 757-549-2346 or 757-288-9116. Download the current application  on the icon located to the left of this paragraph.  Completed applications may be emailed to .


Participation is solicited in the following areas:
1. Music: Vocal, Instrumental, Piano Solo (classical, semi-classical, gospel, jazz)
[printed music must be provided for the judges].
2. Dance: Interpretive movement to music (ballet, modern dance, tap).
3. Drama/Speech: Poetry, readings, orations, monologues. (script must be provided for
the judges)
Basic rules for participation in the Talent Hunt:
1. Contestant must be a high school student (grades 9 -12) at the time of the
2. All presentations including instrumental selections must be memorized.
3. All presentations should reflect good taste.
4. No performance should exceed six minutes.
5. Prerecorded accompaniment may be used for musical presentations as long as there
is no lead instrumental or background vocals included on the track.
6. The use of an accompanist who has rehearsed and worked closely with the contestant
is recommended.
7. For the participants, recommended dress is formal (females – long formal gowns,
men – black tuxedos/black tie)


About Gamma Xi


Gamma Xi is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., located in Virginia Beach, VA, which is in the Third District of the Fraternity.


Vision Statement: To provide service to our community as mentors, role models and through philanthropic endeavors, thereby demonstrating positive character traits and the importance of community involvement for our youth.


Mission Statement: Through our various fund raising endeavors, the assistance of and donations from sponsors, and our community support programs, we will raise funds as well as awareness in order that we may aid our community, particularly our community youth.