The highly anticipated Youth Talent Showcase for the Students of Rialto Unified School District is upon us once again. This event is not only a showcase of Rialtos awesome young talent but a fundraiser for Fine Arts in the District. It also serves as one of the largest collections of the Who’s Who of Rialto. One of this years talent is Sarah Urbieta the Current Youth Chair of the Rialto Community Coalition and an all around awesome young lady. See her preform last year at the Positive Images Conference held at Bob Murphy High School.
12th Annual Puttin’ on the Ritz Fine Arts Gala are now open! This year’s impressive lineup of talented student performers is sure to leave attendees in awe:
2016 Ritz Talent
Owen Knapper, Jr., 6th Grade – Kucera Middle School
Aimee Monge, 5th Grade – Simpson Elementary School
Aubrey Stevenson, 3rd Grade – Fitzgerald Elementary School
Angelica Gonzales, 6th Grade – Rialto Middle School
Jalen Adams, 7th Grade – Kucera Middle School
Chiana Hedgeman, 12th Grade – Eisenhower High School
Kiarissa Ortega, 11th Grade – Eisenhower High School
Luis Vidana, 5th Grade – Casey Elementary School
Alyssa Edwards, 8th Grade – Kolb Middle School
Jocelyn Vega, 10th Grade – Carter High School
Sarah Urbieta, 6th Grade – Kucera Middle School
Casey Ballet Folklorico, 3rd and 4th Grade – Casey Elementary School
Rialto Royalz (Dance Team), 8th Grade – Rialto Middle School
Noted as the largest fine arts, student based Gala in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, the Ritz has raised over $420,000, benefiting RUSD classroom students and teachers. Since the Ritz’ inception, over 300 students have shared their incredible talents on stage with more than 7,000 audience members throughout the event’s lifetime.
This year, we are proud to welcome esteemed guest emcee, Frank Pine, Executive Editor of the Los Angeles News Group (LANG), which encompasses The San Bernardino Sun and Daily Bulletin. We are also excited to welcome back, as co-emcee, the talented and entertaining 96.7 KCAL Rocks Radio Personality, Jimbo.