One of our oldest and most treasured traditions, Song Contest is the highlight of the school year for many. Song Contest is a musical competition among the four classes, held every year at the Altria Theater in downtown Richmond. Over 3,000 people pack in to see each class present a program of familiar tunes with original lyrics, along with the Saint Gertrude High School alma mater. Judging is based on music, lyrics, spirit, leaders, and class participation. The order of class performance has been determined by a drawing.
Each class is represented by their class colors, and a first and second place is awarded by three judges, one of whom is an alumna of the school and two others who have been selected for their musical background and expertise.
In the week leading up to Song Contest, the classes decorate the hallways with their colors and theme, perform for their classmates, and rehearse, rehearse, REHEARSE.