Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

November 29, 2011

Holiday concerts to fill calendar

BATESVILLE — Holiday music will fill the air as the school concert season gets underway Sunday, Dec. 4, and continues through Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Why should people attend? “To support the diligent work, effort and talent of the community’s students,” emphasizes Pam Gast, Sunman Elementary School music teacher. 

Concerts are free unless otherwise indicated. In order by date:

About 125 band members in grades 6-12 will entertain during the Batesville Middle School and Batesville High School band concert Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in the BHS auditorium.

“I have written an arrangement of ‘God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen’ for the seventh- and eighth-grade bands.  We will also feature the saxophone section during the high school portion of the concert,” band director Eric Stauffer reports.

“Students often reply with how many people came to support them during the concert.  In addition, parents will have a chance to win $10 credit toward their child's Music Boosters account through trivia questions.”

Oldenburg Academy presents “The Sweet Sounds of Christmas” Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. in the auditorium. Over 120 students are involved in the Christmas program, reveals instrumental music/orchestra director Kris Wampler.

“All are invited to this Christmas concert to enjoy the many different  facets of all different genres and periods of Christmas music.  This program contains traditional carols, modern music to Caribbean sounds with Christmas music.” Some of the selections include “Do you Hear What I Hear?,” “Christmas at the Movies,” “Christ was Born on Christmas Day” and “Soulful Silent Night.”

St. Nicholas School, Sunman, will hold its concert Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Milan High School gym. The theme is based on the Bible’s Luke Chapter 2 “and witnessing to the world who Jesus is,” says music teacher Angie Myers. “It was inspired by Father Pascal, our sacramental administrator .... His question to the children one day was, ‘Are you ready?’”

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