Winter concert delivers holiday cheer (Hometown Press article)

posted Dec 14, 2017, 7:42 PM by

It felt like Christmas in the high school gym when kindergarten, first, and second graders sang their hearts out and the fifth-grade band performed at the winter concert Thursday, Dec. 7.

The concert began with the kindergarten classes singing fun songs with movements. In their first performance on stage, Lynnville-Sully’s youngest students sang “Freeze,” “Snow is Falling Today,” and “Snowpants,” a crowd favorite.

Next, first graders sang two selections, “Let’s Build a Gingerbread House” and “Navel Orange.” The second graders ended the singing portion with funny, entertaining songs, starting “Trepak,” “Holiday Hoedown” complete with dancers, and “There’s Someone in the Chimney.” Mr. Shane Ehresman, superintendent, made a special appearance as Santa.

"When Mrs. Richter asked me to play Santa for one of the songs, I jumped at the idea," said Ehresman.

To end the night, the fifth-grade band started off their portion of the concert by showing how much they have improved by playing the first sounds they tried on day one. They continued with short pieces that gradually added more notes. To end the concert, they played “Jingle Bells.”