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Click here to download and print the 2019 RB Star Contest flyer.

2019 RB Star Rules and Information

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All applications and payments for the 2019 event will be managed online, so there is no print application.

If you have any questions, please visit our Contact page here.

A wonderful time was had by all at the 2018 RB Star event. The event was held on June 3rd at the RB Alive! celebration in Rancho Bernardo on Bernardo Center Drive. Winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes are decided by a combination of the judges' scoring. The Audience Choice winner is decided by the attending audience vote.

The 2018 winners were :

Audience Choice - Lauren Bowlus

3rd Place - Valerie Slocumb

2nd Place - Amelea Rose

1st Place - Haley Adams

The 2018 event Program and Prize sponsors are:

Studio West, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and RB Chorale

Memories of RB Star 2017 follow:

The following photo and article courtesy of the Rancho Bernardo News Journal.
The event was held held on Sunday, June 4th - 10:00AM - 2:00PM at Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo. Organizers for the 2017 event were: Nancy Canfield, Alyze Dreiling and Victoria Eicher.

The RB Star 2017 finalists. Bella Noles, third place; Amalea Rose, second place; Madden Pearce, first place; and Ellie O’Connell, audience choice.

The contest is a fundraiser for Rancho Bernardo’s Spirit of the Fourth festivities. The finalists are invited to walk in the Spirit of the Fourth Parade and sing as part of the July 4 pre-fireworks show evening entertainment at Bernardo Heights Middle School. A panel of three judges — Justin Gray, Audra Nagby and Alize Rozsnyai — decided the top three finalists among the nine contestants. Madden Pearce, a 14-year-old eighth grader at the Classical Academy Middle School, won the top prize with her rendition of “She Used to Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles. As the contest winner, Madden received a StudioWest recording session and CD (prize valued at $750).

Amalea Rose, a 12-year-old sixth grader at Marshall Middle School, received $200 cash for coming in second place for her performance of “Up to the Mountain.” The prize was donated by the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Bella Noles, a 15-year-old Rancho Bernardo High freshman, received $100 cash for finishing third. She sang “Rollin’ in the Deep” by Adele. Her prize was donated by Bertrand’s Music. The audience also cast ballots to name its favorite. The audience choice prize winner was 11-year-old Ellie O’Connell, a sixth grader at Meadowbrook Academy. She sang “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked.” Her prize was a new pair of Shure headphones.

The banner at the top of this page shows our 2015 winners.

Starting left to right with Ms. Rancho Bernardo Julia Moluf, Savannah Rose Coffield, 1st place with Gimme, Gimme, 2nd Place Eurielle Hasim with The Climb, and 3rd Place Jackie Petescia for Ave Maria and Audience Choice goes to Jessica Jolley for When She Smiles and Ms Rancho Bernardo Teen Isabella Ortiz! RB Idol which is in it's 10th year could not do this without RB Star’s main sponsors RB Spirit of the 4th and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and Victoria Eicher. Also special thanks to Studio West and Bertrand's Music. The first place prize is a Studio West recording session and CD, a prize valued at $750. The second place prize is $200 cash, provided by the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. The third place prize is $100 cash, provided by Bertrand’s Music. The Audience Choice prize is a new pair of Shure headphones. Thanks also to Haggen's for the refreshments. Photo Credit goes to Beth Feldman of Segmation, Inc.

2014 RB Star Results

Congratulations to all RB Star 2014 contestants! The event took place on Thursday, July 3rd at Webb Park in Rancho Bernardo. Our judging panel included local celebrity judge and recording artist Krys Justice, We had 25 contestants with prizes awarded as follows: The Audience Choice Award went to Bella Nolles, 3rd prize cash award went to Ellie Cook, 2nd prize cash award went to Audrey Le, and 1st prize Studio West recording package went to Kyle Kesler singing "The Impossible Dream" from Manof LaMancha.

2013 RB Star Results

The 8th RB Star Talent Show was held on Thursday, June 27 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.  We had 17 amazing talented performers which included singers and instrumentalist ages 8 -18.  First place went to Justin Zakrajsek who recently graduated from Poway High, Second to Samantha Belgum from Rancho Bernardo High School and Third went to Kyle MacLean from Hannalei Elementary.

A community-wide event such as Spirit of the Fourth does not come free, just as Freedom is not free. Please visit our "DONATE" page to make a donation or visit the Freedom Club VIP Reception page to join the ranks of our biggest sponsors and donors.

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Public Support Provided Through Grants

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The Spirit of the Fourth "Public Support Grantors" for 2018 are:

The County of San Diego, courtesy of Kristin Gaspar, Board of Supervisors Member for District 3.
The City of San Diego, courtesy of Mark Kersey, City Council Member for District 5.
Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation A Proud Affiliate of the San Diego Foundation

"Stars" Major Sponsors

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The Spirit of the Fourth "Stars Sponsors" for 2018 are:

Silvergate Rancho Bernardo "Where Everyday Matters", .
Perspecta Imagine, Innovate, Achieve

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