Palladium showcase of Carmel High School talent will benefit Riley Hospital
By Terri Spilman
Carmel High School Senior Mary McDermott is uniting her passion for helping Riley Hospital for Children at IU Helath and her love of the Palladium into a unique stage show called Music for Miracles on May 18. The proceeds from the show will benefit the hospital.
The evening will include entertainment by several Carmel Clay students, interspersed with stories from students and remarks from Riley hospital staff and mayor Jim Brainard.
McDermott, who plans to study journalism and communications at Indiana University this fall, was inspired to organize the event through her participation in the student government sponsored Dance Marathon, which is the nation’s most successful high school dance marathon.
McDermott will emcee the event alongside a fellow student government member, Leo Biette, who also is the soloist that evening.
The Carmel High School Jazz Band will be the headlining performance, but the College Wood Elementary School Choir, the Carmel Middle School Choir and various soloists from Carmel High School’s feature show choirs will also take the stage.
“The students speaking that night are members of our student government who have been patients at Riley Hospital,” McDermott said. “They have had the unique experience of being a patient at Riley and understanding the great impact the money we raise for Dance Marathon has on kids just like them. In this way Riley has deeply affected their lives.”
“We do hope the Music For Miracles event will become an annual event held at the Palladium. Our vision is that each year different Carmel Clay Schools performing arts groups would have the opportunity to perform and showcase their talents, while also being able to experience what a fantastic venue the Palladium is right here in our community,” she said.
“Music for Miracles” ● The Palladium in Carmel ● 7:30 p.m. May 18 ● Tickets are $15; box seats can also be purchased by contacting Sarah Wolff at firstname.lastname@example.org ● For more information call 843-3800 or visit www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org