Rendell Park Elementary School is among the schools gearing up for the Lloydminster Public School Division’s (LPSD) Celebration of Music performance on Monday, May 4.
“All schools in LPSD will be showcasing some of our musical talent,” said Melanie Moisan, choir instructor and teacher and Rendell Park. “There will be some glee club, there’ll be small choral groups, there’ll be some instrumental groups, we’re trying to just showcase a variety of our student talent.”
The Celebration of Music features musical performances from students across all 10 schools in the LPSD. It takes place Monday night at 7 p.m. at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School.
The showcase provides an opportunity for people like Ella Krueckl, a Grade 5 student at Rendell Park, to channel her inner One Direction.
“I just love performing in front of people and learning new songs and singing them in front of crowds.”
Others, like Grade 2 student Ryann Rekimowich, prefer Taylor Swift but equally enjoy serenading audiences from the big stage.
“I feel excited because I like to sing and do performances,” she said.
While students like Krueckl and Rekimowich may not experience event-day butterflies, Moisan isn’t so lucky. To this day, she says she still feels the jitters.
“Always a little bit, yeah,” she said. “There’s always a certain apprehension about performing live and not knowing how your audience will respond or how the kids are going to respond. But it’s always been very successful.”
The Rendell Park choir has been practising twice a week during the lunch hour since September. While the choir features around 30 students, Moisan says some groups at the Celebration of Music will include more than 40 people. Other performances will contain a handful of singers.
There is no cost to attend the Celebration of Music.