This year's winter choir/band concert was on Friday, December 13th. The concert started at seven o’clock at New Haven High School. Before the concert started choir students were serving free chili to anyone that wanted some.
The concert began with the Shamrock singers. The first song that they sang was “Masters in this Hall.” There were solos in this song, sung by Chesni Jones, Carter Bates, Maisy Hook, and Katie Gaynor. They sang two more songs: “Este Es La Navidad,” and “Sing We Now of Christmas.”
To follow them was the 6th grade band. The first song that they played was “Jingle Bells.” The soli were Lucas Seitter, Henry Vedder, Lewis Wray, Ashley Simpson, Grace Inman. The second set of soli were Nicole McNew, Riley Erxleben, and Dante Roach. They played “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Good King Wenceslas.” In the third song that they played, they had solo/soli Henry Vedder, Chase Patterson, Ashley Simpson, Krysta Bickmeyer, Addy Calloway, Elana DeFlurin, Grace Inman, and Madison Steelman. The last song that they played was “Up on the Housetop.” The first set of soli was Nicole McNew, Aiden Armstrong, and Riley Erxleben. The second set consisted of Lucas Seitter and Ashley Simpson.
Next was the middle school choir. They sang “Amazing Grace” / “Pachelbel’s Canon.” The next song that they sang was “Season of Peace.” The solos were Abby Seitter, Elliott Gallardo, and Gracie Steele. The next song that they sang was “In Summer.” The solos in this song were Jane Pendleton, Gigi Peraino, and Kyra Mauntel.
The last performance before high school was the middle school band. The songs that they played were “Caroling Sleigh,” “African Noel,” and “Christmas Greetings.”
First to perform for the high school was the choir. First they sang “Peace I Leave with You.” And accompanying this song they had Ariana Ribera and Chloe Lueckenhoff do sign language. The other song that they sang was “O Sifuni Mungu.” In this song they had some solos. The solos were Grace Allgaier, Destiny Lafferty, and Ryan Stutzman. They had Justin Schroeder on the drums and Carter Ratcliff on the claves. The last song that they sang was “A Holiday Road of Carols.”
To end the concert the high school band played three songs. They were “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “We Three Kings,” and “The ‘13’ Days of Christmas.”
The 2019 winter band/choir concert was a success. Merry Christmas to everyone at New Haven High School.