Orchestra fills the PAC with holiday spirit
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April 25, 2017
On Thursday, December 8, the orchestra department showcased their talents with their annual holiday concert, filling the Judson PAC Auditorium atmosphere with traditional carols and melodic arrangements from “Greensleeves” to “Las Posadas: The Search for ban Inn.”
“I think we were pretty well prepared. It was fun and went pretty smoothly overall,” senior Wilmer Rodriguez said.
They shared the stage with the Judson Middle School orchestra, who played a variety of Christmas songs like “Sweet Petite Winter Suite” and “Christmas Sing Along.”
Thirty of these young musicians from the middle school made region orchestra, several of which made first chair, a huge accomplishment in the performing arts community.
“I thought it was great because it gives them the chance to check out the orchestra at high school,” senior Travis Langston said. “And they did a pretty good job too.”
The final performance was a special combined performance between the honor orchestra and the middle school varsity that featured principal Jesus Hernandez III, who narrated from Clement Clarke Moore’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
“It was fun, especially the last piece with all the special things that make up the Christmas songs,” Langston said.
These holiday concerts give an insight to the future musicians, giving a chance for orchestra to come out and perform musical arrangements that pleased the Christmas spirit in the audience.