Students Perform at Winter Concert

On December 18th, members of the High School Chorus, Band, and Sound Waves performed at the annual Winter Concert. Students sang and played pieces they have been practicing throughout the year.

The High School Chorus, directed by Donna O’Neil, sang first at the Winter Concert. They were accompanied by pianist Betsey Vicksell. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The High School Chorus, directed by Donna O’Neil, sang first at the Winter Concert. They were accompanied by pianist Betsey Vicksell. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The 31 member chorus performed from a selection of 4 songs. They sang Ose Shalom, Candlelight Carol, Carol of the Bells, and Dashing Through the Snow. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The 31 member chorus performed from a selection of 4 songs. They sang Ose Shalom, Candlelight Carol, Carol of the Bells, and Dashing Through the Snow. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The a cappella group SoundWaves performed five songs for the audience. They began with No Rain by Blind Melon, followed by That Lonesome Road by James Taylor. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The a cappella group SoundWaves performed five songs for the audience. They began with No Rain by Blind Melon, followed by That Lonesome Road by James Taylor. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The SoundWaves performed upbeat holiday music including The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The group consists of sixteen members from all grades. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The SoundWaves performed upbeat holiday music including The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The group consists of sixteen members from all grades. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Two members of the SoundWaves, Sara Rhuda and Tucker Evans, have been accepted to this year’s Northeast Senior Districts Music Festival. Both members also received recommendations to audition in January at the All-State Music Festival. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Two members of the SoundWaves, Sara Rhuda and Tucker Evans, have been accepted to this year’s Northeast Senior Districts Music Festival. Both members also received recommendations to audition in January at the All-State Music Festival. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Joshua Ward sings his solo in the SoundWaves performance Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. The song is by Mel Torme and Bob Wells. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Joshua Ward sings his solo in the SoundWaves performance Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. The song is by Mel Torme and Bob Wells. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Band Director Joseph Sokol introduces the High School Band for his final Winter Concert. He will be retiring at the end of the year. He started the night off conducting The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Band Director Joseph Sokol introduces the High School Band for his final Winter Concert. He will be retiring at the end of the year. He started the night off conducting The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The band performs their second song Christmas Carol March by Nicholas Forte. Students have been practicing these songs since the beginning of November. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The band performs their second song Christmas Carol March by Nicholas Forte. Students have been practicing these songs since the beginning of November. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Junior Molly Lynch plays along to Theme From New York, New York arranged by John Edmondson. Lynch is one of the 5 members who play the Alto Saxophone I. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Molly Lynch plays along to Theme From New York, New York arranged by John Edmondson. Lynch is one of the 5 members who play the Alto Saxophone I. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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