Sunday, December 11, 2011

Exeter Milligan Elementary Program

Mrs. Murphy directs the sixth grade band.
Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten, First and Second Graders rock out when singing We Will Jingle" at their Christmas program.
The Exeter-Milligan fourth grade Elves finished their Santa's Elves number in style.

The Exeter-Milligan third graders decorated their own trees to accompany their singing of "O Christmas Tree." 

The Exeter-Milligan Elementary Spent over an hour entertaining the large crowd at their Christmas Program Tuesday evening under the direction of Mrs. Angie Murphy.
The fifth grade band opened the evening with "Christmas Fun" a medley of bits of familiar holiday tunes.  The sixth grade band performed "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" before the fifth and sixth graders to perform two numbers including "Christmas Cheer" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
Taking the stage were the Kindergarten, first and second graders who stomped their way through "We Will Jingle."  The Kindergarten and first graders performed "Christmas is Coming" and "Decorate the Tree" together before the second graders sang "Somewhere in My Memory" and "Santa Claus Is On His Way."
Together the three younger grades sang "Santa Surprise!" and "Must Be Santa" where they recognized some of Santa's special features.
The sixth grade class were accompanied by the third, fourth and fifth graders to present the musical "This is Your Life, Santa Claus!" with announcer Travis Gilliam. The remake of the popular television show was hosted by Ralph Ledwards (also known as Patrick Murphy).
Together the group sang "Christmas On the Air" and after Santa (Eric Olsen) identified his elf, Marti, in the "mystery booth," the fourth grade along with Marti (played by Alexis Uldrich) sang "Santa's Elves."
Santa's next mystery guest was his tour guide Bridgette, played by Hannah Beethe, and together Santa, Ledwards, and Bridgette and the chorus sang about Santa's after Christmas vacation spot, "Christmas on the Isthmus of Panama." Santa also identified his sister (Vicki Androyna), his mother (Kelsey Bigelow) and his father (Seth Maxson).
The third grade class had each decorated their own giant Christmas trees which they displayed as they sang "O Christmas Tree" before Santa had to identify a few of his Hip-Hop Reindeer, Blitzen (Joey Bartu), Vixen (Hannah Horne) and Dasher (Janey Erdkamp).  Together, Santa's reindeer and the fifth grade reindeer sang "Hip-Hop Reindeer."
During the commercial break the fourth grade class played "Sleigh BAG" on their recorders before Act II started with Sally Lou (Kaitlyn Vavra), Cindy (Josie Hulse) and Sid (Claire Mounce). The three "children" Santa was able to identify just by their voices and their wish lists.  They gave Santa their written lists before singing "My Christmas List" with the chorus.
After Santa recalled the name of his elementary teacher, Mrs. Davenport (Tara Mueller) she directed the chorus of third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders in singing "Angels on the Midnight Clear" before joining Rudy, the tailor (Derek Axline) in singing "Santa Claus, Santa Claus" while trying to measure Santa for his ever growing larger red pants.
The final mystery guest for Santa, was Mrs. Santa (Katie Mounce). To end the evening the chorus sang "Decorate the Halls!" before the audience was dismissed to enjoy a Christmas Tea in the cafeteria sponsored by the Exeter-Milligan Booster Club.

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