More than 400 4th graders from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Grand Rapids gathered for the annual Songfest concert on March 5. It was the 24th year for the program.
Deacon Dennis Rybicki directed the program, as he has every year. It was emceed by principals Cindy Thomas of St. Stephen and Kevin Varner of Our Lady of Consolation. The concert took place at West Catholic High School.
Students had been practicing in their music classes throughout the year. They spent the day of the event rehearsing together. It’s also a tradition for the 4th graders to be assigned a prayer partner/pen pal from another school, and they have lunch together at rehearsal.
It all makes for a fun event filled with music and friendship!
See photos from the concert in the gallery below, or at this link.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.