14th Annual Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan

Sadh Sangat ji,

The Dharmik committee of Guru Nanak Foundation of America, Silver Spring, Maryland, extends its warm invitation to you to participate in the 14th Annual Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan to be held at GNFA on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 10 am-6:00 pm. The goal of this sammelan is to encourage our youth to sing shabad-pardhan gurbani kirtan incorporating traditional elements like mangalacharan and shaan, to the accompaniment of Sikh heritage instruments like rabab, saranda, dilruba, taus, sarangi and jori.
The rules and guidelines, judging criteria and registration form are attached. The four age groups are Juniors: 7-10, Intermediates: 11-14, Seniors:15-18, and Advanced: 19-25 years (age on Dec 31, 2017). We welcome your participation as competing or non-competing jathas.
Your help to the organizers by observing the registration deadline of April 21, 2018 will be much appreciated. Each jatha should appoint an adult coordinator who should complete and send the registration form containing information about each member of the jatha by April 21, 2018.

Announcement – Kirtan Classes starting Feb 1, 2018

Kirtan Classes in preparation for the 14th Annual Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan will begin at GNFA starting February 1. Bhai sahibs will hold classes on MondayTuesday and Thursday evenings. Please contact them for a specific time slot on a specific day of the week for your jatha. Please start forming jathas now with a minimum of three participants and a maximum of eight participants per jatha. The four age groups are:
7-10 yrs, 11-14 yrs, 15-18 yrs and 19-25 yrs
(age on Dec 31, 2017)
The sammelan will be held on Saturday, May 26.
Rules and guidelines, as well as judging criteria will be shared soon.

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