2009-2010 Schedule of Shows

All performances held in the Auditorium, at Kokomo High School - South Campus.

Click on the picture of each act to visit their website, if one is available.


Red Hot Hollywood
Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:30 PM

From the silver screen to the stage, this act presents a thrilling “red carpet” review of Hollywood’s greatest music memories. A versatile cast of eleven performers sing, dance and recreate magical movie memories. From the golden age of Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz, we’ll fast-forward to today’s contemporary movie musicals, including Chicago, Grease and Hairspray.

 

Creative stage adaptations of Academy Award-winning compositions like “My Heart Will Go On,” “Take My Breath Away,” and “A Whole New World” will also fill the stage with cinematic proportions. An array of colorful sets and costumes sparkle around innovative musical arrangements and choreography as the auditorium comes alive with the sound of movie music. This show is a must-see for fans of great music and cinematic magic!

 


Chapter 6
Friday, October 9, 2009 - 7:30 PM

Emerging from a course at Millikin University, Chapter 6 became the youngest group to ever qualify for the Chicago Regional Harmony Sweepstakes. After winning that title for three straight years, they captured the national title in 2004. Numerous awards later, this six-man a cappella troupe tours across North America and Asia, performing a family-friendly show that features intricate harmonies and first-class stage wit.

 

Their comedy-infused blend of pop, jazz, gospel, and rock brings spontaneous bursts of laughter and applause throughout the show. High-energy performances feature diverse repertoire ranging from freshly-arranged swing standards and pop/rock covers, to signature pieces such as “Ode To Krispy Kreme,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and Chapter 6’s very own version of “The Wizard Of Oz.” In addition to exceptional musicianship, audiences experience Chapter 6’s contagious energy and spirit as they share great music, harmony, and faith with their audiences.



Rudolf Budginas
Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 7:30 PM

Musical Prodigy Rudolf Budginas debuted with the Lithuanian National Symphony at age nine, trained at Moscow Conservatory, and promptly rose to international fame performing solo concerts. After moving to the U.S. in 1994, he discovered his true passion: giving classical music a broader audience appeal. Budginas illustrates how classical music has influenced contemporary artists by actually breaking down how Billy Joel might have drawn on Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody” to get “Piano Man.”

 

Budginas on YouTubeFamous for his humorous audience interaction, Budginas can take the audience from “Claire de Lune” to “Rhapsody in Blue” with contagious energy and endless surprises! Budginas is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a Doctorate in music. He resides in the San Luis Obispo area of California's Central Coast and teaches at Cuesta College.

 

Dr. Budginas will also perform in a Student Outreach Concert on Thursday, November 5 at 9:30 AM.



Sherry Kloss

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 7:30 PM

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The "singing style" of violinist Sherry Kloss commanded international attention after winning the Concours de Violin in Europe, the Sterling Staff Competition, and the prestigious Honorary Degree of Excellence from the Academia Chigiana Musicale in Siena, Italy. In 1980, Jascha Heifetz appointed her as Master Assistant in charge of his world renowned violin class at the University of Southern California. She held this position until the death of the master, at which time he bequeathed her the Tononi violin with which he made his famous Carnegie Hall debut in 1917. It is upon this historic instrument that she now performs.

 

Kloss has held professorships in South Australia, Southern California and Ball State University of Indiana, and presents master classes throughout the world. She is Founder and Artistic Director of the "Music Institute for the Development of Personal Style" and Co-Founder of Jascha Heifetz Society.

Miss Kloss will also perform in a Student Outreach Concert on Friday, February 12 at 9:30 AM.

 


Hunt Family Fiddlers
Friday, March 26, 2010 - 7:30 PM

Hunt Family The Hunt Family Fiddlers are an award-winning family of Irish step dancers, fiddlers and singers that marvel crowds everywhere! This family of nine performs Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes, offering a unique blend of diversity to every show. Songwriters and performers Clint and Sandy, along with their seven children Jessica, Jennifer, Joshua, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin and Jamison, have released four albums and have won numerous awards in fiddle, Irish dance and singing contests around the nation and the world.

 

The Hunt Family Fiddlers have performed in Scotland, opened three consecutive years for the Virginia Symphony at the “Symphony Under the Stars” concert, and performed for Queen Elizabeth during her visit to the United States in 2007. They will amaze you with their high-class performance and capture your heart with their charm!

The Hunt Family will also perform in a Student Outreach Concert on Friday, March 26 at 9:30 AM.

 


Daniel Rodriguez
Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:30 PM

Former New York City police officer, Daniel Rodriguez has experienced a meteoric rise to fame. As a one of the New York Police Department’s official singers in September, 2001, he rendered a cappella performances of “God Bless America” and the National Anthem that proved far greater than a patriotic gesture. Ringing, heartfelt and beautiful, his performance stirred the hearts of a nation as it mourned.

 

Since then, he has performed at venues around the world from 2002 Winter Olympics, to Disneyland, to The White House. His first album, “Spirit of America,” was #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart. A pillar of courage and faith, Daniel Rodriguez freely shares his deep appreciation for life, God and country.