Students at Faith Lutheran High School will pay tribute to veterans of the United States Armed Forces at the April 4 dance and performance event

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LAS VEGAS – Turn on the lights and fly the flag. In April, the show choir and conservatory dancers at Faith Lutheran High School will step up and step out to honor America.

Photo courtesy of Mastro Films

Revelation, the school’s honorary choir and the school’s dance conservatory will present The Dance Event Plus at 7 p.m. on April 4, featuring a tribute to America, VIP guests and local armed forces veterans.

The event will honor Jack Holder, a distinguished WWII veteran and one of Pearl Harbor’s few survivors. Holder was on duty at Ford Island that Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, when 353 Imperial Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor.

Jack can still see the face of the Japanese pilot whose machine gun fire narrowly missed shooting him and his companions as they hid in plain sight in a sewer ditch. After the first attack was over, he began repairing nearby PBYs and loading bombs in preparation for take-off to track down the Japanese aircraft that had just crippled his fleet. He can still see footage of the 2,403 Americans who were killed and the 19 US Navy ships destroyed or damaged that day.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jack served on over 100 US Navy missions during World War II.

Faith Lutheran will perform the 75-minute show in the school’s state-of-the-art 800-seat chapel and performing arts center. The show will include the presentation of a Pearl Harbor memorial flag, which Revelation folded over the bow of the USS Missouri, to trustees Faith Lutheran.

The USS Missouri, nicknamed the Mighty Mo, was the last American battleship built and the last to be decommissioned. Japan’s surrender on the deck of the ship ended World War II.

Revelation visited the USS Missouri in Hawaii in December for events marking the 80th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II.

On Dec. 7, Revelation, launched at Faith Lutheran three years ago, represented Nevada at the Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary Memorial Concert Series in Honolulu. The show choir performed outdoors on the USS Bowfin, a U.S. Navy submarine, to a packed audience at a downtown Honolulu hotel and at a wreath laying at the Bob Hope Memorial exhibit at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum in Hickam, Hawaii.

Between performances, Faith Lutheran students interacted with veterans of the United States Armed Forces, thanking them for their personal sacrifice and service to the country.

“It was a powerful reminder that the live show is a privilege and a way to lift our spirits,” said Emily Slater, Dean of Fine Arts at Faith Lutheran.

The April 4 Revelation performance will include song and dance from the Pearl Harbor Commemoration Concert Series.

Revelation members represent a wide range of Faith Lutheran students, including Conservatory of Fine Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students, and varsity athletes. The group performed with “America’s Got Talent” season 13 finalist and Caesars Palace headliner Daniel Emmet, and with Mastro Productions, winner of the 2018 Best Documentary Feature Award at New York’s Bushwick Film Festival.

In 2021, Revelation recorded and filmed Deke Sharon’s then-unreleased new arrangement of “Get’Cha Head in the Game”, a song from the megahit of the 2006 Disney Channel movie “High School Musical”. When the new version of the song was released in March, it went viral on Instagram and Facebook.

Sharon was musical director and arranger for two of the three “Pitch Perfect” films, starring Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, and was musical director, arranger, coach and consultant for ABC television’s “The Sing-Off.” He also founded Disney’s a cappella recording group, DCapella.

The Faith Lutheran Dance Conservatory includes hundreds of students who attend weekly classes and 36 dedicated conservatory majors, who receive elite technical training and quality performance and competition opportunities. Conservatory graduates have performed on Broadway in New York, in Disneyland/Disney World casting calls, and as professional cheerleaders for the Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, and Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.

Tickets for the April 4 show are $5. Click here for tickets.

About Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School

Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is the largest private school in Nevada and the largest Lutheran school in the United States, serving more than 1,900 students from the Las Vegas Valley and abroad.

The school, on a 50-acre state-of-the-art campus near downtown Summerlin, offers an advanced middle and high school preparatory program and numerous athletic, arts, and extracurricular activities in a distinctively Christian environment.

Faith Lutheran’s unique High School Academies curriculum includes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Justice and Advocacy, Business and Entrepreneurship, Film and Broadcasting, Hospitality and tourism, Christ Academy, Oder Family Flight Academy and the Conservatory of Fine Arts. The school is dedicated to its mission statement of Everyone is Ready! Everyone saved! and is fueled by its core values ​​of Family, Academics, Innovation, Truth and High Achievement.

Faith Lutheran is accredited by AdvancED and the National Accreditation of Lutheran Schools. Learn more about www.faithlutheranlv.org.

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