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On Tuesday, December 6, at 7:45 p.m., the middle school band and orchestra combine forces to present a concert in the Academy Auditorium. The band will present a variety of Christmas melodies. An interesting medley weaves together three Christmas lullabies, while “Fantasy on an English Carol” uses modern rhythmic patterns to pull together melodic statements from all sections of the band. A challenging arrangement of the Appalachian Folk Carol “I Wonder as I Wander” presents the familiar and thoughtful melody with harmonic tension and tempo changes supporting the carol’s textual portrayal of Christ’s birth being for the purpose of His death on the cross. The orchestra will present both Christmas pieces and other numbers such as “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and a waltz from “Sleeping Beauty.”
The eighth-grade students have regular classes on Monday, December 12, and will be on the Williamsburg Trip Tuesday through Friday. The seventh-grade students have a regular schedule until Friday, December 16, when they will be dismissed at noon. Regular late stay is available until 5:30 p.m. that day.
The eighth-grade students have regular classes on Monday, December 15, and will be on the Williamsburg Trip Tuesday through Friday. The seventh-grade students have a regular schedule until Friday, December 19, when they will be dismissed at noon. Regular late stay is available until 5:30 p.m. that day; and parents whose middle school students stay for late stay that day should pick them up from the elementary main building.
The middle and high school orchestras will perform concerts on Thursday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m., respectively. The middle school orchestra will perform both sacred and fun traditional Christmas music. The high school symphony’s concert is titled “Christ, the JOY of Christmas!” Seasonal favorites such as “Sleigh Ride” will be featured as well as selections from Handel’s Messiah—complete with guest artists! Come join us as we rejoice in Christ, the Joy of Christmas!