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Taft High’s Christmas concert showcased the 200th birthday of “Silent Night”

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Taft High’s Christmas concert showcased the 200th birthday of “Silent Night”

Band Director Amanda Posey directs the band in concert.

Band Director Amanda Posey directs the band in concert.

D'Angelo Armenta

Band Director Amanda Posey directs the band in concert.

D'Angelo Armenta

D'Angelo Armenta

Band Director Amanda Posey directs the band in concert.

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Jazz Band, Concert Band, and the String Orchestra of Taft High were gathered to present the Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 11th.

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Taft High’s Jazz Band performs first as an introduction for the audience.

On the night of the concert, members of the audience were given a program and a sheet to sing along with the musicians. The sing-along songs included “The Christmas Song,” “Holiday sing-along,” and “On with the snow!”

The concert started at 7:00 p.m. and started out with Jazz Band. They warmed up and introduced us with the song of “No ‘L’ in Swing” arranged by Michael Story. This featured: Dawson Lopez on trumpet, Denis Posey on alto sax, Luis Moncada on flugelhorn, and Tanner Ashmore on the drum set.

They played “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and more.

The String Orchestra played “Strings on Ice,” “Bells and Buccaneers,” and “Ice Mountain.”

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The String Orchestra plays after Jazz Band proceeds to the audience.

Concert Band went ahead and took over with songs such as, “On with the Snow!” and “African Bell Carol.” 

Then. after Concert Band finished off,  “A Holiday Sing- Along” and the applause died down, Mrs. Posey got the audience prepared for the finale, “All is Calm.” All is Calm is a beautiful variation of “Silent Night.” The lights in the auditorium dimmed slowly. All could see nothing but phone lights in the darkness, as it was suggested. All the instruments chimed in to play “All is Calm” in a peaceful unison to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

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