March 17, 2015
First, we would like to thank ALL the Scottish Rite brethren who entered the contest this year!
The judges’ votes are in, and the 2015 Scottish Rite Has Talent Finalists have been selected! From cowboy poetry to breakdancing, we received numerous talent submissions from around the world. After assessing the entry pool for this year, we decided there were TOO MANY talented submissions for us to simply pick 18.
Below is the official list of the 2015 Scottish Rite Has Talent finalists, whom we have invited to perform LIVE during the 2015 Celebrating the Craft.
Drum roll, please …
|Name of Finalist(s)||Valley, Orient||Talent|
|Gerald Alleva, 32° & James Alleva||Baltimore, Md.||Vocalist & Trumpeter|
|Flavio Apro, 32°||Orange County, Calif.||Classic Guitarist|
|Bob Aunchman, 32°*||Stockton, Calif.||Drummer|
|Randy Brill, 33°†||San Diego, Calif.||Magician|
|Neil Clevenger, 32°*||Kahului, Hawaii||Vocalist|
|Fellowcraft (JR Macdonald, Lawrence Proudfoot, & Brian Nelson-Palmer, 32°)||Washington, D.C.||Rock Band|
|Carlie Hamby, 32°||Knoxville, Tenn.||Musician|
|Robert Harris, 32°||Louisville, Ky.||Vocalist|
|Edwin Josey, 32°*||Nashville, Tenn.||Guitarist/Vocalist|
|Jeffry Larson, 32°*†||Salina, Wash.||Vocalist|
|Ken McMillen, 33°†||San Diego, Calif.||Pianist|
|Jacob Navarette, 32°||Dallas, Texas||Breakdancing|
|Joshua Poole, 32°||Washington, D.C.||Vocalist|
|Mike Querner, 32°||Lubbock, Texas||Poetry|
|Frank Raines, 32°||Washington, D.C.||Elvis tribute artist|
|Allen Smith, 32°||Atlanta, Ga.||Guitarist/Vocalist|
|Lee Smith, KCCH||Houston, Texas||Vocalist|
|Greg Sudmeier, 32°||Atlanta, Ga.||Organist|
|Paul Thompson, 32°*||Miami, Fla.||Vocalist|
|Tony Viejo, 32°||Panama City, Fla.||Vocalist/Guitarist|
|Warren Walker, 32°||Little Rock, Ark.||Vocalist|
*Scottish Rite Has Talent alumni
† Unfortunately, this finalist will not be able to perform at the CTC.
Photo (above): Scottish Rite Has Talent winners perform during the 2014 Celebrating the Craft finale.