By: Lizbeth M. and Carly P., staff writers
On the chilly day of December 17, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, students from Magruder Middle School entered the school cafeteria and never looked back. The stage was decked with lights, and to steal the show, there was a beautiful tree wrapped in lights. The theme of the winter concert was a southwest theme, some people even dressed up for the occasion!
There were performances from band, advanced band, and chorus. The first band performed 7 different songs: The Red Book Medley, Jingle Bells, Mexican Mountain Song, Climbing Stairs and Bingo, Regal March, The Conquering Hero, and Chorale. There were flute players, trumpet, clarinet, drums, trombone, saxophone, guitar, and xylophone.
Next came advanced band, who played wonderful songs such as:We Three Kings, I Heard the Bells, Joyeux Noel, Fire Dance, Russian Sailors Dance, Deck the Hall with Bells and Whistles, Silent Night, Two French Carols, and Frosty the Snowman. There were mostly 8th grade musicians who had been playing a few years, and deserved plenty of applause.
After that came the intermission, where people could go to the back of the room to enjoy the cookies, sodas, water, pizza, and chips! After about fifteen minutes of laughing, eating, and finding their seats, it was time for chorus to take the stage.
In the beginning, chorus had a little song to warm their voice, which ended with the crowd laughing at their last line. They started with the original, The Christmas song followed by: If Thou, Be Near, Un Lorrito De Verapaz, Feliz Navidad, Holiday Blessing, Do They Know It’s Christmas, Holiday Medley, and Noche De Paz.
When the chorus left the stage, Mr. Sheck gave a special thanks to those who came to watch.” I just wanted to thank all those who participated, and I believe I’m talking for Mrs. Nunez and Mrs. Alicia Allen.” When he left the stage, the crowd fled from their seats and back outside to congratulate their kids who participated.”The kids really gave it their all, and they were amazing.” said Ms. Peterson, who was also there to enjoy the show.
Mr. Porush really taught the kids really well, and they performed with heart, for the Holiday Season.