Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Jr/Sr High Christmas Concert

Above - The Exeter-Milligan Junior High Choir performed several holiday tunes at the Christmas Concert Monday, December 19, 2016 .
Below- The high school choir joined the junior high choir for a number doing the holiday concert.  Caitlin Murphy sings a solo during the joined chorus.

Above – Senior high choir member Caitlin Murphy accompanies the rest of her choir members on “Stille Nacht.”
Below- The Exeter-Milligan jazz band.

Above – The Exeter-Milligan junior-senior band performed “Santa Does Dixie” which featured an upfront Dixieland Band pictured from the left:  Peyton Brandt (percussion), Ashley Benorden, Blake Stueben, Trystan Brandt, Nick Hayek and Joel Klemm.
Below – The Exeter Milligan Junior-Senior High Band performing at their Christmas Concert.

The Exeter Milligan Junior Senior High Christmas concert was held Monday, Dec. 19 in the Exeter Gymnasium under the direction of Mrs. Angie Murphy.

The evening was opened with the junior high choir performing “This Peaceful Night,” and “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”

The junior high choir was joined by the senior high choir for a performance of “Whisper! Whisper!” which featured the senior high women.

The senior high women’s ensemble sang “Stille Nacht” and were accompanied by one of their members, Caitlin Murphy.  The group performed this number twice with the piano set in two different modes.  Both were beautiful renditions by the ensemble.

The Jazz Band performed “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” with Trystan Brandt performing an excellent trumpet solo.  

For their first number the junior-senior high band got the crowd swinging with “Santa Does Dixie” which featured an upfront Dixieland Band including Peyton Brandt on drums, Ashley Benorden, clarinet, Blake Stueben, saxophone, Trystan Brandt, trumpet, Nick Hayek, trombone and Joel Klemm, tuba.

The band moved on to the classic “Cantique De Noel” and did a beautiful rendition of “Sleigh Ride” before entreating the audience to stand a sing along to one verse of some of their favorite Christmas carols including: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Deck The Halls,” “Silent Night,” “The First Noel,” “Joy to the World,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

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