MERCERVILLE — South Gallia students are gearing up for the third annual Rebel Revue, a musical showcase of talent for the community. This year, two showings will be open to the public on Thursday May 18 and Friday May 19 at 7 p.m. both nights.
This program started when Jeff Hilbert began teaching the choir and band programs at South Gallia. Hilbert, a longtime music teacher and band director at Point Pleasant High School, brought the concept of the Black Knight Revue to Mercerville with him. The Black Knight Revue has been established as an annual show since 1971, and is a regular high point in the band program at PPHS. The Rebel Revue is modeled after the BKR.
Hilbert, after retiring from PPHS, came to work at SGHS and decided: “I’ve done Black Knight Revue for all these years and thought we could use something like that here.”
The Rebel Revue will feature students from band, choir, as well as some not in either program. On the set list, song and dance routines, some instrumental features including guitars, and students managing the set: back drops, staging, lighting, and sound.
“Well have lighting, well have singing, dancing, staging, and a few other surprises for people that come,” explained Hilbert. “One of the biggest challenges has been getting all of the students together to practice. It seems like there’s always testing or trips or something going on. I still think we’re going to put on a good show.”
This year will see the first for costumes at the SGHS show, highlighting the students hard work in preparation. The theme for the show is “SING” featuring contemporary songs including “Thinking Out Loud”, “Uptown Funk”, and “Better When I’m Dancin.’”
At the door tickets will cost $5 for students, $7 for adults. Pre-sale tickets are available by calling the school at 740-256-1054 or contacting a band booster.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org