Under the direction of Jeremiah Pritchard and Katie Philips, 38 third- through fifth-grade students from all over Bradley County came together for a week of song and dance.
They had the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of Broadway songs, including “On Broadway,” “Hard Knock Life,” “Just Can’t Wait To Be King” and “Castle On A Cloud.”
Twelve Revolution alumni returned to work with the kids as well. They are Rachel and Abby Boltinew, Annie Ingram, Haleigh Brown, Ashley Morrison, Robbie Goins, Justin Tatum, Adam Ard, Zach Morrison, Haley Bishop, and Kasey Torbett.
Ryan Ogle returned to assist with administrative tasks.
In addition to the talented help, Kid’s Show Choir had several sponsors to help cover the camp costs. These include Julie Pastuch, Integrity Shelters, HowSwede Large Format Printing, Hardee’s, Cleveland City Ballet, Travis Godfrey Printing and Advocare.
After 30 hours of rehearsal last week, Revolution took the stage Friday night to give a preview of their upcoming competition show. The 44 students sang and danced five of the seven songs they will compete with in February 2013.
The show theme and song titles will not be publicized until that time.
Director Jeremiah Pritchard says, “From vocals and dance to costumes and backdrops, this will be the best show yet. We have a very talented group of kids and supportive parents, administration and community, all whom believe in the vision of Revolution. This is what creates a successful program.”
Revolution is co-directed by Katie Philips along with set design and backstage manager Jessica Garrett.
This year, the group’s music has been arranged by Lee University student Mason Brown.
Revolution’s next scheduled public performance is Nov. 29 at Lake Forest. Their first competition performance will be Feb. 26 at Bradley Central High School, where Revolution will be hosting a Middle School Show Choir competition.
The group is currently seeking sponsors for this event. Please email Jeremiah Pritchard at jpritchard@bradleyschools. org for more information.