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Last Friday on December 11th, instructor Aaron Moss filled the campus with the songs of familiar Christmas carols. Mr. Moss, the band, and orchestra students, twenty-nine in total, performed a concert in the school cafeteria for all to enjoy. They performed songs such as “All I want for Christmas is You,” “The Crawdad Song,” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” As soon as Thanksgiving Break was over, the students from band and orchestra spent many class sessions rehearsing for this concert. Although the students have performed in front of the school board twice, this was their first concert in front of their peers. They plan to schedule another concert at the end of the year. Students had sort of mixed emotions about the performance, but Mr. Moss guarantees there is always room for improvement.

“The way you get better is by practicing,” Moss said.

Student Claudia Sorensen (12) believed the performance went well. She does believe the song selection could have improved, and the performers were able to maintain a decent volume. Her favorite song they performed was “All I want for Christmas.” Sorensen performed playing the saxophone, an instrument she has been playing for six years.

“Overall, it was fun to play with my band mates,” Sorensen said.

Juan Martinez (11) believed the performance was great. Martinez performed with the guitar, and this was his first time performing in front of a large crowd. His favorite song to perform was “Jingle Bell Rock,” and he believes that song was played the best.

“If I could do it all again, I would,” Martinez said.

Student Marisol Cardoza (10) believed the concert was a good experience, but the players could have used some more practice. Her favorite performance was “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and believed the “Jingle Bell Rock” performance went well. She liked that the band and orchestra students worked together in order to learn the songs. Cardoza performed playing the guitar, and believes she did a decent job.

“It went well and it was really fun,” Cardoza said.

Musician Michael Yang (9) believed the group could have performed a little louder. Although this is his first year in band, Yang has had experience performing in front of large crowds before. He performed playing the trumpet, and believed everyone did a good job entertaining the crowd.

“The concert was a good experience, it brought the band and orchestra together,” said Yang.

The concert was an experience that brought students together with the joy of music. Students will definitely be excited for the next performance of band and orchestra.

 

The Gift of Music - Orchestra and Band students perform carols for the school to enjoy. The students practiced these carols for nearly a month and a half. "There's always room for improvement," instructor Aaron Moss said.

The Gift of Music – Orchestra and Band students perform carols for the school to enjoy. The students practiced these carols for nearly a month and a half. “There’s always room for improvement,” instructor Aaron Moss said.

 

 

 

 

 

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