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EPS students show off musical talents during Winter Concert

by Sylene Argent

Musically gifted students at Essex Public School (EPS) had the opportunity to show off their holiday spirit and talents last Thursday afternoon during the school’s annual Winter Concert.

  The event, offering a celebration of music and art, showcased the talents of many students, who contended with stage-freight to spread holiday cheer.

The concert kicked-off with the grade two class and the GAINS students, who joined together to perform “The Santa Claus Rock.” The Junior Band (grade six students) then performed a trio of holiday favourites, including, “Jingle Bells, “Up on the Housetop,” and “Linus and Lucy.”

  The Essex Public School Choir then garnered audience attention as it performed four holiday favourites: “If I Could Fly Like a Snowflake,” “It’s a Marshmallow World,” Jolly Jingle Christmas Medley,” and “Holiday, Holiday.”

  The students, all decked out in holiday colours and themed headbands, swayed their arms to emphasize the words in their songs.

  The grade seven and eight students in the EPS Senior Band then wrapped up the concert with renditions of “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Let it Snow,” Rockabilly Rudolph,” “Freezin’ Frosty,” and “The Grinch.”

  Mr. Harris directs the EPS Junior and Senior Bands. He said the young musicians look forward to performing in the annual Winter Concert every year, and begin learning how to play the holiday tunes for the event shortly after Halloween.

  Later that evening, the students hosted the concert again for parents, guardians, and grandparents to enjoy.

  He said all the students look forward to performing in front of their parents and peers.

  Holiday cheer will continue at EPS this week as it hosts its annual Turkey Lunch.


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