MLES Holiday Program features students, audience joining forces as carolers
The Monday, December 11 Mountain Lake Public Elementary School (MLES) Holiday Program theme – “Let Us Sing Together” – highlighted the idea of caroling as a group
The evening in the school’s auditorium and featured the kindergarten through grade five choirs, under the direction of MLES Music Teacher Sarah Tailowright; the sixth-grade choir, led by Martha Standerwick, also a MLES Title I Teacher and the fifth- and sixth-grade bands, directed by Mountain Lake Public School Instrumental Director Kurt Jahnke.
The musical menu included:
+ Kindergarten –
“Jingle, Jingle Little Bell” (“Hello Reindeer”).
+ First Grade –
“What’s In That Stocking?,” by Teresa and Paul Jennings.
“Winter Wiggles,” by Teresa Jennings.
+ Second Grade –
“Il Est Né,” arranged by Karl Hitzemann.
“Hip Hop Elves,” by Teresa Jennings.
+ Third Grade –
“O Come All Ye Faithful,” arranged by John Riggio.
“Ein Lichtlein Brennt,” arranged by Karl Hitzemann.
+ Kindergarten-through Fifth Grade –
“Red Bird,” by Teresa Jennings.
+ Fifth Grade Band –
“Winter Medley,” arranged by Larry Henry.
+ Sixth Grade Band –
“The Nutcracker,” by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Balmages.
“Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” arranged by Bob Cotter.
+ Sixth Grade Choir –
“The Gift,” by Joyce Eilers.
“Cold and Fugue Season,” arranged by Ellen Foncannon.
+ Fourth Grade –
“Hark! Hear The Bells,” by Karl Hitzemann.
“Like Diamonds in the Night,” by Teresa Jennings.
+ Fifth Grade –
“Ding Dong Merrily on High,” arranged by John Riggio.
“Ugly Sweater,” by John Riggio.
Special moments of the program came when the guests at the concert combined with the students involved to carol together on some favorite holiday classics, including “Jingle Bells,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Silent Night,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Deck The Halls!”