A Tribute to Catholic Central Choir Director, Deacon Dennis Rybicki, and Band Director, Ann Reinhard

DAY IN & DAY OUT

Catholic Central’s Choir Director, Deacon Dennis Rybicki, and Band Director, Ann Reinhard, teach and mold the hearts and minds of their students. Their passion for music ignites a desire and drive to learn more. 

They shape the future in one million small yet incredibly essential ways. Their classrooms are a safe and supportive haven for students to learn and grow. 

For more than 20 years, Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard’s many efforts have made choir and band an impactful memory in many lives. Our alumni and current band and choir families would like to pay tribute to both Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard with a particularly unique way! 

 

ROOM NAMING!

As part of The Greatest Gift campaign, presently underway at Catholic Central, room naming opportunities are available for special people like Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard. Our alumni and current Catholic Central choir and band families hope to name the brand-new choir room “The Deacon Dennis Rybicki Choir Room” and the renovated band room “The Ann Reinhard Band Room.”  We need to raise at least $100,000 to name both rooms.

MOMENTUM!

Fundraising efforts for this special initiative have been put into motion through the creation of a DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR MATCH. Several alumni and current band and choir families have pooled their money to form a matching grant for up to $50,000. For every dollar, you donate to honor Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard, another dollar will be donated.

Gifts of all levels are welcome and appreciated. In recognition, your name will appear as a donor on a wall plaque and in related publications.  Help show your gratitude for the gift of learning, the love of music, and the sense of community Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard inspire at Catholic Central. You can share with them a glimpse of their enduring impact.  Learn about all the ways to give – HERE

PARTY!

A party and dedication ceremony will take place this spring at Catholic Central to present Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard their rooms. With your support, we can set the date soon! Stay tuned for more information.

UNITE!

Help us make the celebration more joyous by joining the current band and/or choir in a special musical piece to honor Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard!  If you have interest in learning how you can participate in this unique way, please contact Christina Rosloniec at crosloniec@comcast.net or 616.485.5978.

LEAVE A TRIBUTE MESSAGE!

Take a moment to post a recorded video or written message for Deacon Rybicki and/or Mrs. Reinhard! This is your chance to let them know the impact they had on you, your student, or simply thank them for their service. Click here to upload your video or written tribute message. You can also email your video or written message to cchscommunications@grcatholiccentral.org.

Need some help coming up with what to say? Here are some Tribute Message Prompts

Click here to see fellow band and choir supporters and alumni’s tribute messages.

 

SPREAD THE WORD!

Whether near or far, help us show Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard how much they mean to us. We would like to reach as many former choir and band students and families as possible. Spread the news to anyone you know that would like to show their gratitude and support. Remember – this is a SURPRISE for Deacon Rybicki and Mrs. Reinhard!

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PRAY!

Dear Jesus,

Today we give thanks for your humble servants Deacon Dennis Rybicki and Ann Reinhard who, in many ways, are a reflection of your bright light,  friendly face,  gentle guide, and musical grace. Day in and day out they teach and mold the hearts and minds of their students.

Their classrooms are havens, a place for students to sing and make music in a space that is safe and supportive. Aid us in reminding Deacon Dennis and Mrs. Reinhard that no moment goes unnoticed. They are shaping the future in one million small – yet incredibly important – ways every day.

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning and the love of music they share with students. Bless them, Lord and may they see even just a glimpse of how their faithfulness forever impacts students.

We ask this in your name.

Amen

Download a prayer card here

If you have questions, please contact:

Beth Banta

Director of Advancement

bethbanta@grcatholiccentral.org           

616.233.5816

Christina Rosloniec

Co-Chair & Proud Band Parent

crosloniec@comcast.net                        

616.485.5978

Peter Baldwin

Co-Chair & Proud Choir Parent

pbaldwin@amdgarchitects.com

616.813.6210