Choir and band perform in Christmas collage concert

Emily Soehren, Copy Editor

Last Thursday, Dec. 1, our choir and band hosted their annual Christmas concert. They performed a variety of Christmas songs, whether they were old or new, vocal or instrumental. They all did a wonderful job. It took place at Roseville Middle School’s auditorium.

The concert kicked off with the combined choirs and some choir alumni singing their usual “Carol of the Bells”. Then the concert band performed “The Polar Express” and “All I Want for Christmas is You”. Next, we had Treble Choir singing “Feliz Navidad” for their solo performance. Throughout the show the various bands had performed their songs. The marching band did their Christmas Parade montage and Jazz Band did “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Junior Jasmine Zarves and Valencia Martin performed solos. Zarves sang ‘Silent Night’ and Martin sang ‘We Three Kings’ and ‘White Christmas’. They knocked everyone’s socks off.

The girl group,Chanson, and guy group ,Cantando, both had their own performances. Cantando chose to sing ‘Coventry Carol’ and Chanson sang ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. During Chason’s performance junior Samantha Averitt, sophomore Chelsea Bacci, and senior A’Janae Cameron got their own solos. They all sang so beautifully.

“I thought it went really well! It went really smoothly and everyone performing did a great job. I wish I could have seen more of the performances,” Bacci said.

Coming closer to the end of the show, band director Daniel Chesher and choral director Kristina Collins did a beautiful instrumental duet with Chesher on his saxophone and Collins on the piano. The combined choirs performed ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ and ‘Jingle Bells Rock!’ featuring show choir. To close the show the marching band and combined choirs all did a holiday season-medley.

“I think the Christmas concert went really well. I liked how it featured both choir and band. It was a really good experience at my first high school band concert and I enjoyed it!” freshman Meghan Vandamme said.