KWHS music festival promotes support and raises money for community non-profit

A Rodstock performer sings "Creep" on April 15
A Rodstock performer sings "Creep" on April 15(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 6:10 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Rodstock is an annual music festival for Kelly Walsh High School where teachers and students are welcome to perform. This festival promotes support within the Kelly Walsh community and raises money to support a non-profit. This year, it’s Make-A-Wish.

Leah Rose, a performer, loves the environment it brings. “I’m a band and theater kid. I feel supported by those friends all the time, but to see athletes and people in my other classes that don’t know that I do this. It feels so much better with their support,” Rose said.

KWHS students can perform, work behind the scenes or watch the show. Marc Fleming, a social studies teacher, said they had 75 to 100 performers today. Fleming also notices all of the support everyone shows for each other on this day. “I think that Kelly Walsh High School is magic. I think it’s a transformational experience for everyone: the kids who perform and get seen differently and get accepted by their peers, the kids in the audience watching people perform who might not know [their classmate] had that sort of talent,” Fleming said.

He added that the KWHS community helping the Make-A-Wish organization is something they cherish too.

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