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Tickets on sale for Band-O-Rama, Choral Festival

Tickets on sale for Band-O-Rama, Choral Festival

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Tickets are on sale now for the Kenosha Unified School District’s 63rd annual Band-O-Rama.

Meanwhile, tickets for the 54th annual Choral Festival will go on sale Jan. 21.

Both events are at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St.

Band-O-Rama is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Choral Festival is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

Both events feature more than 1,300 students from KUSD’s elementary, middle, high and charter schools.

Tickets are available online at kusd.edu/finearts. All seats are reserved.

For Band-O-Rama, audience members can choose between the fieldhouse performance venue for Saturday or Sunday ($10 for adults, $8 for students/staff/senior citizens), or live-feed video auditorium seating on Saturday night only ($4). The Saturday Band-O-Rama performance also will be shown live on Channel 20 and the KUSD YouTube stream. Note: These events traditionally sell out, and tickets cannot be guaranteed at the door.

Choral Festival tickets are also on sale at kusd.edu/finearts. All seats are reserved. Patrons can choose between the fieldhouse performance venue ($10) or live-feed video auditorium seating ($4). The performance will also be streamed live on Channel 20 and the KUSD YouTube stream. This event traditionally sells out, and tickets cannot be guaranteed at the door.

The year’s Band-O-Rama guest conductor is John Climer, director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The event will open with a mass performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” by all students in grades seven through 12 and will close with a performance of “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Both mass performances will include the presentation of colors and salutes by the KUSD summer band color guards.

Participating directors and their schools are Karl Mueller, Bradford High School; Zachary Hamilton, Harborside Academy; Jeremy Kriedeman, Indian Trail High School and Academy; Kathy Ripley, Tremper High School; Angela Barone, The Brompton School; Katie Poole, Bullen Middle School; Geoff Poole, Dimensions of Learning Academy; Leslie Cook, Kenosha School Technology Enhanced Curriculum; Matt Maccari, Lance Middle School; Randy Rovik, Lincoln Middle School; Michael Monk, Mahone Middle School; Lucas Dickinson, Washington Middle School; and elementary directors Kristie Kruse, Will Obst, Geoff Poole and Brittany Teschler. Scott Plank, coordinator of fine arts, will serve as master of ceremonies.

For Choral Festival, the guest conductor is Pearl Shangkuan, director of choral activities at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Mich.The concert will feature performances by seven individual high school choirs. In addition, there will be combined performances featuring mass choirs from middle and high schools and the All-City Elementary Choir.

Participating directors and their schools are Bradley Mann, Bradford High School and Bullen Middle School; Kristen Singer, Harborside Academy; John Choi, Indian Trail High School and Academy; Polly Amborn, Tremper High School; Rita Gentile, Lance Middle School; Kathleen Crane, Lincoln Middle School; Beth Herrendeen-Smith, Mahone Middle School; Jeanne Olsen, Washington Middle School; and Shannon Robertson, Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum.

Kristen Singer will serve as accompanist for the festival.

Scott Plank, coordinator of fine arts, will serve as master of ceremonies for both events.

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