Paden City Elementary hosts Christmas Concerts
The annual Christmas Band and Choir concert was held at Paden City Elementary School on Dec. 18.
The band, under the direction of Debra Price, began the entire show. The fifth grade band started the program with a performance of Rolling Along, Tim Lautzenheiser; Hot Cross Buns, Paul Lavender; Listen to Our Sections, John Higgins; Mozart Melody, Adaptation; and Jingle Bells, J.S. Pierpont.
The sixth grade followed with Feliz Navidad, Arr. Paul Lavender; Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky featuring a flute duet by Alexis Dennis and Hope Weber; Jingle Bell Rock, Arr. Michael Sweeney; Chorale, J.S. Bach; and Trepak from the Nutcracker, Arr. Michael Story.
Together fifth and sixth grade performed BB Christmas, Arr. Nicholas Forte; and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Arr. Jay Bullock.
The choir then started their portion of the show, under the direction of Melissa Hayes, with Marshmallow World, Peter De Rose; followed by Silver Bells, Arr. Dan Coates featuring a solo by Alexis Dennis. Here Comes Santa Claus, Gene Autry, included a duet performed by Will McGinnis and Courtny Trader. Let it Snow, Arr. Sammy Cahn, featured a solo by Hope Weber. Cheyenne Beasley had a solo performance during the piece Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Johnny Marks. The program ended with a solo by Rachel Price during Let there be Peace on Earth, Arr. John Brimhall.
The students and staff put many hours into preparing for their night and it showed!
In another event, the Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade program was standing room only, as well as the second and third grade program. The students worked very hard preparing for a performance just for their families and friends. The students recited poems and songs that were most popular. “They did a wonderful job!,” noted Principal Tammy Chambers.