Grades 2 and 3 came together on Dec. 15 to perform at their annual holiday show, this year titled “December in Our Town,” directed by lower school music teacher Kellie Binney and held at the Bucknall Theater. Both classes kicked off the show with a performance of the show’s title tune, composed by Roger Emerson. Grade 2 then took center stage and performed a series of holiday songs, both modern and classic, such as “Deck the Halls,” “O Christmas Tree” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” which featured choreography by Stephanie Bayer. The students of grade 3 then performed their own set, singing “Jingle Bells,” “Let it Snow,” “Kwanzaa Celebration” and others. The two classes reunited on stage for the final two songs, “A Visit From Saint Nick” and “Somewhere in My Memory.”
Technical theater teacher Danny Dunn and her grade 5 technical theater class kept the show running smoothly, while veteran accompanists Paul Woodruff on piano and Toni Woodruff on violin provided splendid musical support to the student singers.