JH/HS Christmas Concert displays musical talent
December 17, 2020
The Junior High/High School Christmas Concert took place the evening of December 8th, in the high school auditorium, provided by Music Teacher Lisa Lynch and with musical accompaniment by Lisa Gaskill.
The concert began with the Junior High and High School Choirs joining together to sing On This Silent Peaceful Night by Jerry Estes. Maggie Mader put together a slide show to go along with the musical performance.
Next up, the Bells group, which plays a variety of really neat sounding musical bells, performed Christmas Holiday, arranged by Chris Brooks. Accompanying the Bells group was a rocking Santa Claus on the drums, played by Marcus Mader.
The Junior High Choir sang Holly Jolly Christmas, arranged by Jill Galina.
One Small Star, by Albrecht and Althouse was performed by the High School Choir.
The Junior High Band played three songs, A Christmas Classic, arranged by James Swearington, Christmas in Concert, by Feldstein and O'Reilly and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, arranged by Elliot DelBorgo. The High School Choir then sang We Three Kings, arranged by Andy Beck, Simple Joy, arranged by Sally Albrecht, and Tell It on the Mountain, arranged by Lloyd Larson.
The High School Band played Fantasy on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arranged by Douglas Townsand, Here Comes Santa Claus, arranged by Michael Story, Deckin' the Hall, arranged by George Vincent and Dr. No-el arranged by Mike Story.
The Bells group wrapped up the evening with Deck Them Halls, arranged by Chris Crockarell.
Luke McAlpine, Lyza McMullan, Sophie Irish, and Emma Croft decorated the auditorium for the concert.
Students participating in band and choir include:
JH Choir: Jolie Blakeman, Novalee Blakeman, Emory Gatlin, Tayla Randall, Rebekah Rasmussen.
HS Choir: Megan Johnson, Shannon Knapp*, Luke McAlpine*, Lyza McMullan*, Tate Page*, Layla Preite*, Lacey Robinson*, Deanna Twedt.
JH Band: Raiden Aurand, Becca Aye, Duke Blankenship, Gracey Bradley, Talyn Conley, Archer Edwards, Kensi Emmons, Gracie Gali, Alix Heacock, Kail Irish, Zach Jones, Reuben Kinzer, Jackson Knapp, Baylor Kuhbacher, Nathan Launchbury, Maggie Mader, Shyla Madsen, Isaiah McMullan, Riley Mitchell, Kayleigh Opstedahl, Zoe Page, Aiden Roberts, Jayce Schroeder, Peyton Simmons, Kendal Stanley, Darren VerWolf, Terryn Yonkee, Maddie Zimmer.
HS Band: James Augare, Lea Aye*, Lauryn Billing*, Landen Capp, Alex Edwards*, Cale Emmons, Dillon Gee, Ezra Gotfredson, Taylor Hanson, Sophie Irish*, Emma Isaacs, Megan Johnson*, Aidan Kenelly, Marcus Mader, Mia Mader*, Oliveah Schaffer, Zeason Schaffer, Rheanna Schroeder, Dharma Sturtz, Deanna Twedt*, Kolton Williams, Cooper Zimmer. *=Vocal and Instrumental soloists.