Snow falls on annual holiday concert: Photo of the Day 12/3/15


courtesy of Lisa Seth

Fake snow rains down on the performers during the finale, “White Christmas.”

by Emily Seth, Reporter

The evening of December 3rd was an exciting one for the band students: at least half of the performers were “snowed in” during the finale of the 2015 Holiday concert.

This year’s holiday concert featured the Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Choir, Concert Band and Merry TubaChristmas.

The Guitar Ensemble played “Away in a Manger,” “Deck the Halls,” “Wassail Song” and “Blue Christmas.”

The band members that were a part of Merry TubaChristmas played “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Sleep, O Holy Child of Mine” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

The Percussion Ensemble played “The Friendly Beasts,” “Simple Gifts,” “Good King Wenceslas,” and “Christmas Time is Here.”

The Concert Choir sang a total of 11 songs, which consisted of, but were not limited to, “Carol of the Bells,” “Mary, Did You Know?,” “Sivivon,” “Mary Had a Baby,” and “Let There Be Peace.” During “Let There Be Peace,” the choir payed tribute to their senior members by having them sing soli for parts of the song.

The Concert Band played “I Saw Three Ships,” “Stille Nacht” (Which is German for Silent Night), “Sleigh Ride” and “A Christmas Festival.”

For the finale, the choir joined alumni to sing along to the band playing “White Christmas,” while halfway through the song fake snow started falling right onto the band.

“All of us who were on stage were trying to contain our excitement, waiting in anticipation for the oos and aas that came with measure 65 in ‘White Christmas,'” Freshman band student Avalon Gravley said.