One way to celebrate the holiday season is attend the school’s Christmas concerts and enjoy the music that’s created. On December 13th at Broadway Elementary the second and third graders will hold their separate programs, under the direction of Mrs. Jennifer Wightman. At 6:00 p.m. the second graders will present, “Christmas is...” for which students have prepared a Christmas song from American and English traditions, with their own created movements and instrumental accompaniment. Also included will be popular songs like, ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘Jolly Old St. Nicholas’ as well as traditional carols such as ‘I Sat on a Sunny Bank’ and ‘Here We Come A-Wassailing.’
At 7:30 p.m. the third-grade students will take the stage for their performance of “Winter is....” Their assortment of songs span the globe, including a Native American traditional ‘Song of Snowflakes’ and a Greek carol titled, ‘Kalanta for the New Year.’ Both will be done in their Native Languages. The third graders have also created their own choreography and instrumental accompaniment.
Wightman is anxious for the public to see the results of all the effort her students have put into the program. “The students have worked very hard to create their dances and have enjoyed experimenting with classroom instruments to add special supplements to their vocal music. This will truly be a student-centered event because all of the creative ideas you will see have been engineered by the students themselves,” said Wightman.
The second and third grade programs will be held in the gymnasium at Broadway, and to help ease congestion families of second graders are encouraged to leave directly after their show is over.
On December 8 at 6:30 p.m. the Tippecanoe High School Choir will perform a variety of holiday and winter themed music. The playlist includes classics like ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Carol of the Bells,’ as well as more modern pieces done by an acapella group like ‘Mary Did You Know’ and ‘Santa Baby.’ The biannual tradition of doing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ will also be continued.
Then on December 12 at 6:30 p.m. the Tippecanoe High School Band will have their concert. The choir and band will both be performing at the Center for Performing Arts.
The Tippecanoe Middle School Band will have their concert on December 15 at 6:00 p.m. Followed by the Tippecanoe Middle School Choir at 8:00 p.m. The choir will be adding special effects and choreography to some of their favorite pieces. Both concerts will be held in the Center for Performing Arts at Tippecanoe High School.