Holiday Music Rings in the Season at GUFS

Garrison School's 4th and 5th grade chorus

Garrison School winter concert
This past Thursday, Dec. 15, Garrison School music teacher Karen Bresnan’s band and chorale ensembles held their annual Winter Concert of seasonal songs. The groups performed for the entire student body during a dress rehearsal in the afternoon and then a performance for friends and family in the evening.

The 4th grade band performed beginner classics such as Hot Cross Buns, Merrily We Roll Along, Good King Wenceslas and Jolly Old St. Nicholas. The 5th grade band performed lively versions of Jingle Bells, The Dreidel, African Noel and First Rockin’ Christmas.  The middle school band rounded out the instrumental portion of the evening with The Runaway Sleigh, Pacem Noel and Jingle Bells and Jingle Drums.

Garrison's middle school band

The 4th and 5th grade chorus sang a selection of new holiday favorites such as Please Let it Snow H’Neirot Ha’Lalu and Grinch! A Christmas Choral Medley.  The middle school chorus sang The Dinner Bell Carol, Shalom Chaverim and Hallelujah from Shrek.  For the last song of the evening, All I Want for Christmas is You, the audience was treated to choreography created by a few of the 8th grade students.

The students were accompanied on piano by Art Labriola. “We are fortunate to have so many talented students in our school,” said Garrison Principal Stephanie Impellittiere. “This Winter Concert is the culmination of months of hard work and practice by Karen, Art, Kurt and all of the students involved.  The quality of the sound and lighting at the evening concert was phenomenal. Everyone sounded wonderful!”
Photos courtesy of GUFS


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