DALLAS TWP. — A Winter Holiday Concert performed by Dallas Elementary School’s fourth and fifth-grade students spread holiday cheer into the Back Mountain Dec. 17.
The annual concert, led by Harold Hoover, music director at Dallas Elementary School, was held at the Dallas Middle School Auditorium.
Families and friends filled the main level of the theater, all anxious to hear the children perform songs that they had practiced since late September.
The 72-member fifth-grade Premiere Band started the concert with their rendition of “Jingle Bells.” The band also played “Good King Wenceslas,” “Ode to Joy,” “My Dreydl” and “Jolly Old St. Nicholas.” The band played 19 songs in total with 11 students performing solos.
A short intermission gave band members an opportunity to visit with their families. Some band members joined the chorus on stage to sing eight songs.
A 150-member chorus, comprised of both fourth- and fifth-grade students, filled the air with a mix of carols and fun songs such as, “I’ve Lost My Homework,” “Seven Feet of Snow,” and “A Canine Christmas Concerto.”
Santa arrived to sing “A Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown” while dancers twirled around on stage.
The audience gave all the students a standing round of applause.
The Dallas Elementary School fifth-grade Premiere Band and fourth and fifth-grade chorus will hold a Spring Concert slated for May 18.