Band, choir prepare for winter concert

The WHS band and choir are tuning up for their 2019 Winter Concert tonight, featuring holiday classics and some melodious newcomers.

The band will perform a french carol called “Echoes de Noel,” “Cartoon Christmas” and “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” The band will also play “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” trombone player senior Luke Stuhlsatz’s favorite song of the set. “It’s the most upbeat song we’re doing,” Stuhlsatz said.

Choir will be singing “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “The Sleigh,” “Christmas Time is Here,” “Coming Home” and “Island Noel.” Tenor sophomore Richard Wagner is looking forward to the concert. “If all goes well it should be one of the better concerts we’ve had.”

This will be band and choir director Jamie Rogers’ first winter concert at WHS after teaching at Mission Valley since 2006. “I’m excited for the concert,” Rogers said, “the students have been working hard and will put on a nice performance.”

Rogers said he is especially excited for Holiday and Christmas music. “There is such great music written for the season.”

The performance is at 7 p.m. tonight in the WHS auditorium.

— Eleanor Badeker, @ellybadeker

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