The name of this year's school musical, "Personal Best Equals Success." was created by St. Joseph University School music teacher Melody Calato. Students will record themselves in their specific role/scene and Catato will create the video. She also arranged for the drive-in premiere.
"It will be a musical movie for everyone to enjoy. My grandmother taught me that when there is a will there's a way and I thought this would be a great opportunity for the students to display their hard work and talents despite the recent events of Covid-19." said Calato.
The premiere will take place at the Transit Drive-in Theater, 6655 S. Transit Rd. in Lockport, on Monday, July 20th at 9 p.m. The musical will run for approximately 30 minutes. The 8th grade student video will also play that night at the drive-in. http://www.transitdrivein.com/history.htm
Principal Mark Mattel said," COVID-19 has been a challenge for students and teachers. One positive outcome has been the creative ways that St. Joseph University School teachers and students have achieved their academic goals." The fundamental goal is to offer a well rounded curriculum focusing on educating the whole child and to provide as many opportunities for students as possible. The Art, Music and Flight (gifted and talented program) curriculum fosters creativity and the out of the box thinking. "The 'Personal Best Equals Success' musical, at the Transit Drive-in, is a fine example of this creative thinking." said Mattel.
St. Joseph University School is celebrating 170 years as a Catholic School in the Diocese of Buffalo, teaching Pre-K through eighth-grade students. The school is located on 3275 Main St. Buffalo, NY in the University Height District, situated on the corner of the University at Buffalo South Campus.