‘Tis the season for South Loop songs of cheer

By Alessio C., 4th grade

On Dec. 20 students from grades 2nd-8th will be performing in the gym at the main building to celebrate the winter holidays. The performances will include a winter concert of 4th-8th grade bands and a winter musical of 2nd-5th grade music.

I asked Mr. Zettl, the band teacher, why this is a tradition for our school and he said, “We like to show off our skills and relax before the winter break.”

Mr. Zettl told me that all 4th-8th graders in band wear concert attire, which is all black and he gave me a preview of the program. The concert is structured by grade, one song after another.

Kindergarten and 1st grade had a separate winter musical on Dec. 13th.

Don’t miss the winter performance! According to the school calendar, the schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.: 2nd grade music students & 3rd-4th grade band students
1:30 p.m.: 4th-5th grade music students & 5th-8th band students

Spoiler alert! The following will state the songs that will be performed.

2nd grade Music: Festive Holiday Attire
“Dreidel, Dreidel – Traditional Hanukkah Song” arr. by Ruth Schram
“Peace I Leave With You” – arr. by Donald Moore
“Jingle All The Way” – arr. by Sally Albrecht

3rd grade Music: Festive Holiday Attire
“Winter Wonderland”

4th-6th grade Choir: Choir Attire
“I Feel Like Fa, La, La, La” – by Teresa Jennings
“Hey, Ho, Nobody Home” – arr. by Karl Hitzemann
“Glow” – by Teresa Jennings
“When The Holidays Come” – by Teresa Jennings

4th grade Band: All Black or Holiday Sweater with black bottoms
“Dreidel, Dreidel”
“Jingle Bells”
“Ode to Joy”

5th grade Band: All Black or Holiday Sweater with black bottoms
“Oxford Overture”
“Hanukkah Song”
“Little Bit of Latin”

6th grade Band: All Black or Holiday Sweater with black bottoms
Holiday Variation
“Debonair Dragons”
“Peach Blossoms”

Advanced Band: All Black or Holiday Sweater with black bottoms
“Clouds”
“Sleigh Ride”
“Avenger”

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