On Dec. 18 at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, over 400 students (grades two to five and the Kelvin-Grove chorus) sang together and presented the musical revue “I Love Christmas” (Ed Lojeski/Bob Lowden/John Jacobson – Hal Leonard) with special lighting and snow.
Nine Kelvin Grove student organists presented the prelude on the Grand Barton Theatre Pipe Organ as the audience was entering the theatre.
The program opened with kindergarten and first grade students performing holiday favorites followed by the “I Love Christmas” revue. Performers included:
Student organists: Sophie Ervin (eighth); Victor Cieslak-Kaczmarczyk (sixth); Patrycja Mrowca (seventh); Laura Lee (fourth); Lola Rodriguez (seventh); Evelyn Moan (seventh); Henry McFerron (seventh); Allison Renehan (sixth); Anja Klauser (fifth); Anja Klauser (fifth);
Soloists and speakers (In order of appearance): Abby Miller, Rowan Wallenberg, Abby Dingels, Lola Rodriguez , Aliviah Popadowski, Vincent Rodriguez, Alex Schaller, Jenna Muench, Max Prodehl, Evelyn Moan, Will Carroll, Soren Moan, Julia Drozdz, Roman Rodriguez, Reese Nicholson, Caroline Kogut, Cora Putnam,Gabby Brewer, Henry McFerron, Logan Fields
Dancers: Reese Nicholson, Will Carroll, Evelyn Moan, Lola Rodriguez, Rowan Wallenberg, Aliviah Popadowski, Caroline Kogut, Gabby Brewer
Dancer choreography: Mrs. Nicholson & Reese Nicholson
Teacher: Abby Dingels; Students: Jon Moore, Caroline Kogut, Kevin Crowley
Frosty: Roman Rodriguez
Rudolph: Logan Fields; Santa: Soren Moan; Reindeer: Vincent Rodriguez, Alex Schaller
Rudolph choreography: Mrs. Fields
2018-19 Kelvin Grove Chorus
Eighth grade: Michael Erickson, Hannah McDermott, Guadalupe Mejia, Abby Miller, Emilee Nowling, Allison Worst
Seventh grade: Isabella Bizzieri, Gabrielle Brewer, Jackson Brewer, Will Carroll, Amelia Christian-Hunter, Abigail Dingels, Noah Garcia, Aaliyah Goins, Jonathan Hargis, Jessica Ing, Caroline Kogut, Henry McFerron, Evelyn Moan, Patrycja Mrowca, Payton Patrick, Raymond Prodehl, Cora Putnam, Elizabeth Ramirez, Lola Rodriguez, Skyler Wittenkeller
Sixth grade: Kevin Crowley, Diaz-Corcega, , Jon Moore, Isabella Mudore, Claire North-Shea, Roman Rodriguez, Daniel Tena, Lillian Vahl, Rowan Wallenberg
Fifth grade: Austen Anson, Brooke Ashley, Angelique Christian-Hunter, Iyianna Drowns, Julia Drodz, Logan Fields, Anthony Fracaro, Sydney Hultsch, Anja Klauser, Julia Malat, Soren Moan, Jenna Muench, Reese Nicholson, Aliviah Popadowski, Gia Ramirez, Vincent Rodriguez, Reilly Sanders, Alex Schaller.
According to a news release from Sarah Randolph, music and choral director for Lockport School District 91, Rialto Square Theatre "came to the rescue" when the Kelvin Grove School gym flooded due to a water valve problem.
Students in fifth through eighth grade, and select student organists in grades four through eight were scheduled to perform two shows on Dec. 18 – one in the morning and one the afternoon – in the Kelvin Grove gym in Lockport.
In the past, two shows during the school day had to be scheduled because of over 800 capacity crowds in the school gym.
When the gym flooded, the floor started to buckle and the school found they had to close the gym immediately for four months and find another large venue.
The school has a beginning band, intermediate band, concert band, taught by Nicole Plagman. Kindergarten through grade general music and fifth to eighth grade choir are taught by Randolph.
For more information and photos, visit randolphd91music.weebly.com.
For more information on the district's organ program turn to page 21.