All-Alumni Revue

Walter Peasant, Staff Reporter

All-Alumni revue brings talent back to Noll

 

  The All-Alumni Revue: Rhapsody in Blue & Gold returned to the Bishop Noll stage for the second time on May 29, when this year’s alumni gave the audience a night of music and entertainment. If you’ve already been to the first revue in the fall, you know you’ll want to come and see it again!

  The revue first came into being three years ago and was “a huge success,” according to Bishop Noll president Paul Mullaney. He knew that he wanted to put on such a show again, but wanted to wait for a few years before doing so, giving more time for alumni, new and old, to get further into their career.

   This year’s alumni performers, which included internationally acclaimed pianist Justin Kolb, class of 1960, hailed back to Hammond from all over the country. Kolb, who performed George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” traveled from the New York Catskills Mountains; Composer Raven Kane, class of 1966, came from southern California; and singer and Nickelodeon extra Arturo Lopez flew home from Los Angeles.

  The money gained from the revue will be strictly going towards the school’s annual fund, but only a small profit was earned the first time.This year, Mullaney expects the funds to end up in the thousands.

  Mullaney says the alumni were honored to be offered a chance to perform at this fundraising benefit.

  “Our alumni are very supportive. We want to engage them, and they engage us in what they’ve learned and done after they’ve left Bishop Noll,” Mullaney said. “They’re trying to help with our annual fund in order to keep tuition affordable. We are very thankful for all they do.”