KUSD to host 60th Orchestra Festival

KUSD to host 60th Orchestra Festival

KENOSHA, Wis. (March 1, 2023) – Kenosha Unified School District’s 60th annual Orchestra Festival will be presented on Saturday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St. This event will showcase nearly 1,300 elementary, middle, high and charter school orchestra students.

Seating is reserved and this event has already sold out. The event will be streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel and in the Indian Trail auditorium where guests may watch the event for free with no ticket required.

This year’s guest conductor is Jeremy Woolstenhulme, a performer, teacher, composer and youth conductor currently serving as orchestra director at Northview High School in Fulton County, Georgia. Mr. Woolstenhulme formerly taught at Hyde Park Middle School in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas, NV and also directed the full symphonic orchestra of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras. As a professional cellist, Mr. Woolstenhulme was a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Seasons String Quartet and also performed as a freelance musician at many entertainment venues in Las Vegas.

Participating schools and their directors are; Heather Kamikawa, Bradford High School; Daniel Perron, Bullen Middle School; Angela Barone, Brompton School; Haven Wells, Dimensions of Learning Academy; Jasmyn Kosier, Harborside Academy/Lakeview Academy; Nathan Gardner, Indian Trail High School and Academy; Keith Robinson, Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum; Lindsay Pytel, Lance Middle School; Jennifer Marvin, Lincoln Middle School; Elizabeth Tercek, Mahone Middle School; Helen Breitenbach, Tremper High School; Todd DeBoer, Washington Middle School; and Jessica DeBoer, Lorikaye Kristiansen and Rehanna Rexroat, elementary orchestra.

For additional information, please contact Scott Plank, coordinator of fine arts, at 262-359-8388 or splank@kusd.edu