Choir and band have their holiday performance


The choir posing at the end of their outstanding performance.

Emily Mullins and Chloe Grill

On Thursday Dec. 5, varsity band, jazz band, marching band, and choir all took part in the annual holiday concert. The choir sang songs like “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Mary Did You Know,” and  “Carol Of The Bells.” After the choir finished their first songs, Mr. Daniel Chesher welcomed everyone, along with welcoming the marching band, who had a surprise entrance and made their way to the front of the auditorium. Marching band performed “Jingle Bells”  and other songs as well. 

“It was pretty stressful, but it put me in the Christmas mood,” junior Camillia Matyszewski said. 

After the up-beat performance, the choir came back out to perform more songs with the audience cheering after every song. Show choir even danced to “Santa Claus is coming to town.” Soon after the choir was done, as they all waved to the crowd, the band came out.

  Before Chesher could begin, seniors Zachary Merkle, Flora Luo, and Rim Bououdina came out with gifts for Chesher. Merkle then explained it was from the marching band as a “thank you” for everything Chesher has done for them. Along with the present was a paper signed by everyone, and a card with a dog that had a Santa hat, and when Chesher opened the card it played “Party Rock Anthem,” by LMFAO, while the Santa hat spun in a circle which made many laugh. Inside the present was a Yamaha instrument, and Chesher thanked them for the kind gesture. After that, the band played “The Grinch,” and many more. 

At the end Chesher and Mrs. Kristina Collins thanked everyone for coming and took their bows, and everyone applauded them again for their performance. 

“I believe it was great, both band and choir did beautiful performances but we couldn’t have done it without Mrs. Collins and Mr. Chesher,” junior Dakoda Inscho said.