Performers ‘Let it Go’ at Tech and Tunes


SFCC lip sync competition raises funds for technology center

By Hope Lecchi - [email protected]



Tim Vogel of Rick Ball Ford sings along to “Must be the Money” while cruising in his red Ford Mustang during the encore presentation at the SFCC Tech and Tunes Night. Josh Burns of the Dealership said it was an honor to be invited back to perform this year and that his teammates from the dealership made their performance a group effort in support of a worthy cause.


Roy Fields wowed the audience performing “Cake by the Ocean” with the team from Bryant Motors. The four automotive team from last year’s lip sync competition at SFCC were invited back to perform an encore number at this years Tech and Tunes Night at SFCC, Saturday evening. Bryant Motors won the bragging rights trophy at last year’s competition. Fields said the team based their performance on the music video by dnce.


SFCC Metals Technology instructor Justin Wright puts the 80s’ heavy metal hair bands to shame during his performance Saturday night at the Tech and Tunes Night lip sync competition. Wright along with a group of fellow teachers and administrators form the college performed a musical mash up including songs from the movies Risky Business and Frozen as well as crowd favorite rendition of Beyonce’s “Put a Ring on it.” The group sponsored by PPSGroup took home top honors in both categories.


Dawn Macklin, CTC childcare instructor, at State Fair Community College belts out “It’s Raining Men,” Saturday night shortly after taking the stage. Part of the team of faculty and staff from the college who represented ProEnergy.


Richard Vanderweide, Construction Management Instructor and Program Coordinator of State Fair Commuinity College really did make the sparks fly as part of his group’s winning performance at the Tech and Tunes Night Saturday evening. The event was a fundraiser for the colleges technology programs and effort to build a future technology center for the colleges six technology programs and Career and Technology Center.


Tammy Hamilton, industrial maintence instructor, as Elsa from “Frozen” belts out “Let It Go” while her teammate John Burns, director of waste to energy, lip syncs background lyrics on stage Saturday night in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the SFCC campus. The event hosted by SFCC Foundation was featured four teams competing in a lip sync competition, as well as a live auction and encore performance by the four area car dealership who competed in last year’s lip sync battle.


Mark Kelchner, Dean of Technical Education and Workforce Innovation at State Fair Community College, does an iconic portrayal of Tom Cruse in Risky Business performing “Old Time Rock and Roll” Saturday night at the Tech and Tunes Night. The event was a fundraiser for SFCC’s technology programs and to build a future technology center for the college. Kelchner was performing with six other staff members from SFCC who represented the PPSGroup who sponsored the team. The PPSGroup won both the bragging rights trophy and the People’s Choice Trophy during the lip sync competition.


SFCC lip sync competition raises funds for technology center

By Hope Lecchi

[email protected]

Tim Vogel of Rick Ball Ford sings along to “Must be the Money” while cruising in his red Ford Mustang during the encore presentation at the SFCC Tech and Tunes Night. Josh Burns of the Dealership said it was an honor to be invited back to perform this year and that his teammates from the dealership made their performance a group effort in support of a worthy cause.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd032116techandtunes2.jpgTim Vogel of Rick Ball Ford sings along to “Must be the Money” while cruising in his red Ford Mustang during the encore presentation at the SFCC Tech and Tunes Night. Josh Burns of the Dealership said it was an honor to be invited back to perform this year and that his teammates from the dealership made their performance a group effort in support of a worthy cause.

Roy Fields wowed the audience performing “Cake by the Ocean” with the team from Bryant Motors. The four automotive team from last year’s lip sync competition at SFCC were invited back to perform an encore number at this years Tech and Tunes Night at SFCC, Saturday evening. Bryant Motors won the bragging rights trophy at last year’s competition. Fields said the team based their performance on the music video by dnce.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd032116techandtunes3.jpgRoy Fields wowed the audience performing “Cake by the Ocean” with the team from Bryant Motors. The four automotive team from last year’s lip sync competition at SFCC were invited back to perform an encore number at this years Tech and Tunes Night at SFCC, Saturday evening. Bryant Motors won the bragging rights trophy at last year’s competition. Fields said the team based their performance on the music video by dnce.

SFCC Metals Technology instructor Justin Wright puts the 80s’ heavy metal hair bands to shame during his performance Saturday night at the Tech and Tunes Night lip sync competition. Wright along with a group of fellow teachers and administrators form the college performed a musical mash up including songs from the movies Risky Business and Frozen as well as crowd favorite rendition of Beyonce’s “Put a Ring on it.” The group sponsored by PPSGroup took home top honors in both categories.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd032116techand-tunes4.jpgSFCC Metals Technology instructor Justin Wright puts the 80s’ heavy metal hair bands to shame during his performance Saturday night at the Tech and Tunes Night lip sync competition. Wright along with a group of fellow teachers and administrators form the college performed a musical mash up including songs from the movies Risky Business and Frozen as well as crowd favorite rendition of Beyonce’s “Put a Ring on it.” The group sponsored by PPSGroup took home top honors in both categories.

Dawn Macklin, CTC childcare instructor, at State Fair Community College belts out “It’s Raining Men,” Saturday night shortly after taking the stage. Part of the team of faculty and staff from the college who represented ProEnergy.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd032116techand-tunes5.jpgDawn Macklin, CTC childcare instructor, at State Fair Community College belts out “It’s Raining Men,” Saturday night shortly after taking the stage. Part of the team of faculty and staff from the college who represented ProEnergy.

Richard Vanderweide, Construction Management Instructor and Program Coordinator of State Fair Commuinity College really did make the sparks fly as part of his group’s winning performance at the Tech and Tunes Night Saturday evening. The event was a fundraiser for the colleges technology programs and effort to build a future technology center for the colleges six technology programs and Career and Technology Center.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd032116techandtunes6.jpgRichard Vanderweide, Construction Management Instructor and Program Coordinator of State Fair Commuinity College really did make the sparks fly as part of his group’s winning performance at the Tech and Tunes Night Saturday evening. The event was a fundraiser for the colleges technology programs and effort to build a future technology center for the colleges six technology programs and Career and Technology Center.

Tammy Hamilton, industrial maintence instructor, as Elsa from “Frozen” belts out “Let It Go” while her teammate John Burns, director of waste to energy, lip syncs background lyrics on stage Saturday night in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the SFCC campus. The event hosted by SFCC Foundation was featured four teams competing in a lip sync competition, as well as a live auction and encore performance by the four area car dealership who competed in last year’s lip sync battle.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd032116techand-tunes7.jpgTammy Hamilton, industrial maintence instructor, as Elsa from “Frozen” belts out “Let It Go” while her teammate John Burns, director of waste to energy, lip syncs background lyrics on stage Saturday night in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the SFCC campus. The event hosted by SFCC Foundation was featured four teams competing in a lip sync competition, as well as a live auction and encore performance by the four area car dealership who competed in last year’s lip sync battle.

Mark Kelchner, Dean of Technical Education and Workforce Innovation at State Fair Community College, does an iconic portrayal of Tom Cruse in Risky Business performing “Old Time Rock and Roll” Saturday night at the Tech and Tunes Night. The event was a fundraiser for SFCC’s technology programs and to build a future technology center for the college. Kelchner was performing with six other staff members from SFCC who represented the PPSGroup who sponsored the team. The PPSGroup won both the bragging rights trophy and the People’s Choice Trophy during the lip sync competition.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_tsd032116techand-tunes1.jpgMark Kelchner, Dean of Technical Education and Workforce Innovation at State Fair Community College, does an iconic portrayal of Tom Cruse in Risky Business performing “Old Time Rock and Roll” Saturday night at the Tech and Tunes Night. The event was a fundraiser for SFCC’s technology programs and to build a future technology center for the college. Kelchner was performing with six other staff members from SFCC who represented the PPSGroup who sponsored the team. The PPSGroup won both the bragging rights trophy and the People’s Choice Trophy during the lip sync competition.

The sparks flew during the lip sync competition Saturday night as State Fair Community College hosted Tech and Tunes Night.

The event, a special benefit for SFCC’s technical programs had two goals: to raise funds for a future technology center and for those in attendance to have a good time in the effort.

“Tonight is really all about fun and laughter and raising money for a good cause,” Mary Treuner, SFCC Foundation executive director said. “We brought back our lip-sync competition from last year and I know that the four teams who are competing have put a lot of hard work into their performances but they have also shared a lot of fun in preparation for the contest.

“Some of the performers are in a completely different environment than what they are used to but I know the audience is in for a great time,” Treuner added.

The teams represented the four corporate sponsors for the evening: Pittsburgh Corning Worldwide, ProEnergy, PPS Group and Starline.

Two awards were handed out at the end of the performances.

The team who collected the highest cash votes from the audience was awarded the “bragging rights trophy.”

A panel of secret audience judges determined the second award, the People’s Choice”.

When all the cash was counted and the votes tallied, the team representing the PPS Group took home top honors in both categories Saturday night.

“When they asked me if I wanted to be a part of this I wanted to help,” Eric Rehmer Machine Tool Instructor in the CTC at SFCC said. “Since all of us on the team work at the college it will benefit our department but it also is a way to help the foundation and the community; it’s just a fun thing to be a part of.”

It is an effort to meet the needs of the community that was the main purpose for the event.

The college recently completed a comprehensive campus master plan and in that plan, the number one facility need identified was a new technology center.

According to SFCC President Dr. Joanna Anderson, the new facility would comprise six technical programs, automotive technology, welding, machining, construction, industrial technology and computer aided drafting, as well as the SFCC Career and Technology Center and potential new programs.

“The automotive building was built in 1974 and its original capacity was 10 students,” Anderson said. “Since 2007, the program has expanded to include evening classes which exceeds the capacity of the building.

“Without more space we are unable to add classes or new programs,” she added. “Tonight represents both a dream and a goal for the college because we realize the importance of technology to student success and in the job market in Pettis County.”

Anderson commented that technological education involves students in learning and provides them the skills needed to fix existing machines and equipment or provided them the vision to dream up the next big thing.

Dreaming big was what several of the performers may have had in mind as they took the stage for the evening’s performances.

Not only did the four competitive teams take part in the entertainment put representatives for last year’s performances from Bryant Motors, McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia, Rick Ball Ford, and W-K Chevrolet performed in the evening’s finale.

“When Mary asked me to be mc for the evening, I fell in love with the idea,” Dana Sanchez who is a member of the marking division at WK Chevrolet said. “I knew it would be a lot of fun for this year’s performers and for me to be back performing.

“This is something that is really important for the community and it will be a fun good night,” Sanchez commented prior to the event. “I promise it will not be boring and everyone will have a really good time.”

Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484

Sedalia Democrat

Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484

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