New Summit Arena opens with concert by all-state choir and orchestra
RAPID CITY, SD – The new Summit Arena opened its first official event on Saturday night. The All-State Choir and Orchestra concert drew enthusiastic musicians, singers and attendees from across South Dakota.
In fact, nearly a thousand children attended the event, with around four thousand people in attendance for a total of around five thousand at the premiere.
Tracy Heitsch, Dep. The Monument’s facility manager spoke about the significance of the South Dakota Youth Presentation on opening night.
“To be able to have it focused on the local children who are our future, it’s so exciting to be able to welcome them into the facility,” she says.
The staff at The Monument say the support of their employees, as well as community and government representatives, is what turned the vision for the new Summit Arena from a dream to a destination.
Monument staff say the night went well and they are looking forward to the future there.
“We are learning a lot, we have a lot of things we can improve, but we are delighted to welcome the community and thousands and thousands of people for the next 45 years to this building,” Heitsch adds.
Next event at the Summit is For King and Country on November 11, followed by the State Volleyball Tournament 18-20, followed by the Zac Brown Band concert on November 21.