Presenting Series

Gentlemen & Scholars Annual Spelling Bee

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Patricia George Decio Theatre

Gentlemen and Scholars 9th Annual Spelling Bee Explosion

Reserve Tickets

The annual Spelling Bee Explosion makes a big move to the Leighton Concert Hall's big stage! Young scholars from South Bend middle and high schools compete for scholarship prizes and pride in the citywide academic event of the spring. The spelling bee is designed to inspire a love for words, develop character, encourage lifelong learning, and celebrate academic achievement. Come to cheer on the competitors while enjoying singing, dancing, poetry, and more. An anticipated event from the hearts and minds behind the mentorship nonprofit Gentlemen & Scholars, Inc., the organization's scholarship awards to deserving South Bend students total over $25,000 since founding the event.

This event is part of the Presenting Series' Cultural Collective, new programming supporting equitable artistic development in our community.

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will only be available for pick-up one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your reservation please pick-up your Will Call tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

Made possible by a gift from Margaret Rotatori Smith. Co-sponsored by South Bend Alive. Curated by A Gammage Solutions.