Communities of faith, knowledge and service--that was the theme for the Archdiocese of Chicago's Annual Catholic Schools Week celebration. The St. Rita Jazz Band, accompanied by the St. Rita Drumline and Mr. Mustang, was lucky to be able to visit nine vibrant communities of faith, knowledge and service during their annual Grammar School Tour this year.
They travel far and wide and see many different audiences; but performing before thousands of Catholic grade school students in the City of Chicago and suburbs is still one of the most enjoyable events for members of the St. Rita Band and Band Director KC Perlberg. The level of engagement and enthusiasm from the grammar schools students, faculty and staff is contagious and electrifying!
We'd like to offer a special thanks to the following schools for hosting the St. Rita Band!
Christ the King
Queen of Martyrs
St. John Fisher