Choir and Band hold holiday concerts

By Kaity Sample and Aimee Brandon Posted December 20, 2016

As the holiday season approaches the band and choir groups of Lowry, show off their skill in and around the community.

On December 13 the choirs made an appearance at the Winnemucca Junior High School and the band made an appearance at Sonoma Heights Elementary. The following day the band showed off their talents at French Ford Middle School and Grass Valley Elementary. December 15 the choirs made appearances at the Grammar School, the Senior Center. Band and both the choirs together ended the night on their home turf at Lowry. On December 16 the Choir ended the week with a performance at the Beehive House.

Tanner Ames, a tenor saxophone player in the band, talks about what they played and all the hard work that went into the week of performances.

“The pieces we performed were primarily Christmas medleys or winter-themed. We played one called ‘Into the Artic’, which was probably my favorite. We also played one called ‘Heavenwards’ and we had three medleys of Christmas songs. Each day in class we would practice and some days we’d stay after school for combined rehearsals with percussion,” said Ames.

Ames, being a man of many talents, is also in Swing Choir so he participated in that part of the “tour” as well.

“Swing choir is great. For our Christmas tour, we went to Sonoma Elementary as well as Grass Valley, and the Grammar School. We also visited the senior center and sung at the Beehive House. I feel as though we could’ve used more practice time, but I believe that we had some entertaining performances. My favorite part was probably having Santa and Mrs. Claus come and dance with us at the Grammar school,” said Ames.

Led by teacher, Mr. Paul Criddle, the performances included Christmas and holiday-themed songs. The beginner guitar class was able to show off their talents as well as the full band. Each group performed about 3-5 songs where they were able to ‘woo’ the crowd.

Regarding the entire week of filling the schools with music and the Christmas spirit Ames said, “it all makes for a joyful experience.”