Solo Guitar from Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex

Posted by Jonah Schennum
September 22, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest. PbS challenges facilities and youths to share their talents with the country and invites the winner to come perform live at the Awards Night. We received over 90 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen.  

This submission from Derrius W. comes from Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex. Derrius shows off his guitar playing and vocal chops with an original song that starts strong and quickly picks up steam. His fast chord changes and simultaneous singing won us over in the PbS office. Our judges also loved the rhythm and beat of the song, and we all wished we could give him a mic to bring out his voice! Check out the video below.

Congratulations on becoming a finalist, Derrius, and thank you for sharing your talent!