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Instrumental music opens up holidays with winter concert

Today, Tuesday December 8th, the LHS instrumental music department showcased its prowess in its annual winter/holiday concert.  The concert was held in the newly renovated theatre.  The musicians had great praise for the theatre’s acoustics which have been greatly increased due to the renovation.

“The new stage sounds really great; the acoustics are much better than what we had before,” said senior bass player Jake Bloom.

The assembled bands did not disappoint, using all of the added acoustic nuances to their advantage to amplify the greatness of their performance.  The symphonic wind, orchestra and jazz ensembles performed the bulk of the music, with a guest appearance from the LHS marching band which recently won the “Festival of Lights” competition.  The climax of the performance came when all three ensembles came together to perform “Carol of the Bells.”

The audience reacted very positively to the music that was being performed.  Band director Don Emmons selected the music to follow a theme of music originally composed in the 1950’s.

“I think the concert did well at spreading holiday cheer and welcoming in our winter break,” said Bloom.

All in all, the concert did exactly that through showcasing the musicians’ talents through lively bombastic holiday tunes.
For those that missed tonight’s performance, the music department is showcasing its Winter Choir Concert on Thursday, December 10 at 7pm.


Band Director, Don Emmons, introduces the concert.

Band Director Don Emmons introduces the concert.

Marching band members jam out on the saxophone.

Marching band members jam out on the saxophone.