Bishop Noll band to present outdoor concert

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Information provided by Bishop Noll Institute

HAMMOND, Ind. (October 20, 2020) – The Bishop Noll Institute Band, in hopes of lifting the spirits of the school community, will present a Ravinia-style outdoor concert on the lawn in front of the school cafeteria (Door C) from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24. The band will social distance with family and friends invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy music in the parking lot. The band will perform songs from “Hamilton,” Disney favorites, and the composition “Over the Waves” (Sobre las Olas), a classical piece by Mexican composer Juvenito Rosas that will honor National Hispanic Month. The concert will also feature individual performances by band members.

The band recently finished a busy football marching season while incorporating COVID-19 virus safety precautions. When national shutdowns occurred in March, the band continued rehearsals on Zoom and successfully performed a virtual spring concert on Facebook. An all outdoor band camp took place in July and a successful back-to-school learning launch began in August. The band, which has adhered to social distancing, mask wearing, additional sanitizer, and coverings for all band instruments, has moved forward.

Saturday’s concert will also air live on the BNI Fine Arts Facebook page. Masks will be required at the outdoor concert and people are asked to socially distance their lawn chairs.

For information on the band, please email Band Director Rocco Carioto at [email protected]. For information on admission to Bishop Noll, please email Director of Admissions Jeff Stur at [email protected].

Bishop Noll Institute is located at 1519 Hoffman Street in Hammond.