Chicago, IL - St. Rita of Cascia High School hosted it's popular Spring Fine Arts Evening at school on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in conjunction with the Annual St. Rita Spring Band Concert. The Van Leuven Family Research Center was the site for the juried art show, run by Mrs. Robyn Kurnat. The student-created art was on display after school and throughout the evening, including the band concert intermission.
Free student admission to the band concert combined with great musical talent and creative artwork makes the event one of the best spring events on campus.
First-year Band Director KC Perlberg said, "One important thing I've learned in my first year (after arriving from Michigan State University) is the St. Rita Band has a very strong legacy. Its history is so integral to the traditions at St. Rita. The band has gained several new members and grown in capability during this academic year. I believe the spring concert was a turning point for us. It will provide momentum for a great year in 2016-17. We look forward to building on our success as we continue our traditions with even greater school pride and spirit."
Recently, during the St. Rita Band Banquet at Beverly Country Club, Senior Leo Manning (Queen of Martyrs) was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and Senior Rick Pikowski (St. Mary Star of the Sea) was awarded the John Philip Sousa Band Award.
The 2016-17 St. Rita Band captains have also been chosen. Junior Trevor Scianna (St. Hubert - Hoffman Estates) will serve his second year as Drumline Captain and Sophomore Jon Paul Hernandez (St. Gabriel) will serve as Hornline Captain.