Cutline: Boars Head guests in 2017 were protected by well outfitted guards. Pictured left to right: Kyle Tobeck, Ddoug Obermeyer, Daniel Eckstein and Jerry BennettBatesville, In. — Performers, vocalists and anyone who would like to usher in the Christmas season with song is encouraged to join the Boars Head Festival. Sponsored by the Batesville Area Arts Council (formerly RAA), the festival is the perfect way to ignite the holiday spirit.Auditions and sign-ups for actors, individuals and families will be Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-7:45 at the Meyers Building, 502 W. Pearl Street. There are four speaking parts. They include two heralds, St. Nicholas and a Head Angel. A reading will be provided for actors who wish to audition for speaking parts.The adult choir, open to high school aged vocalists and older does not require an audition. Participants must report to Holy Family Church in Oldenburg on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Bill Rethlake will provide schedules and music. The choir will practice Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.The Children’s choir is available for fourth through eighth graders. They will meet Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Batesville Middle School music room. Vocalists interested in a solo may stay after practice to audition.The Boars Head show dates are Friday, Nov. 30 at Batesville’s Tree Lighting and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. during Oldenburg’s Holidays Under the Spires.For more information please email [email protected] or 812-374-2037 or [email protected] or 812-212-0789.