The Kentucky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe and Leadership Board 


The KY 4-H Performing Arts Troupe & Board is a group of amazing and talented high school teens who love to sing and perform.   Members will attend a music camp, perform at various 4-H State level events, learn about careers related to the performing arts and lead a Performing Arts workshop for middle school 4-H members. The troupe will be made of 15 performers and 3 Technical Staff (Stage, Sound & Lighting).

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  • Applicants must be in grades 8-11 at the time of application so that they are in grades 9 through 12 during their year of service. 
  • Must attend Music Camp, 4-H Summit and Teen Conference
  • Commitment to attend at least 3 shows a year beyond events listed above
  • A written letter of explanation MUST be submitted to the director for all missed events. Missing three events can result in being removed from the troupe!
  • 4-H'ers are responsible for their own expenses and travel arrangements to and from the performances. Scholarship for conferences may be available.

Application Procedure

  • Complete the Applicant Information Form 
  • Attach required typed pages (Narrative of qualifications, Performing Arts Programming Proposal)
  • Application is due May 1st.
  • Participate in live audition at Teen Conference
  • Auditions will take place the Monday of Teen Conference at 2:00 p.m. June 12, 2017. 
  • Flyer PDF iconpat_flyer_2016.pdf

 Other Information:

The 4-H Performing Arts Troupe Director and selection committee will select the talent they feel is most appropriate for a statewide presentation. Their decision will be final. They reserve the right to select additional talent as needed. Presenting the most outstanding show we can is our goal. 

4-H'ers who are selected as members of the Kentucky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe will receive more information including rehearsal and performance dates, expectations, commitment, etc.

The Kentucky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe is designed to showcase talent while increasing each individual’s confidence, responsibility and leadership as a member of a team. The Kentucky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe is truly a team concept.  Participants will be announced at the closing ceremony of Teen Conference.


Major performances planned include: Kentucky State Fair,  4-H Summit, 4-H Teen Conference, Kentucky Volunteer Forum and other state level opportunities as requested. 


Contact your County 4-H Agent or contact:

Jennifer Tackett, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development

Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Programs

College of Agriculture

212 Scovell Hall

Lexington, KY 40546-0064