PHOTO: Band members perform during the John Mills 2019 "Sounds of the Season" Winter Concert on Dec. 17. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).
John Mills Elementary School's annual "Sounds of the Season" Winter Concert took place Tuesday, Dec. 17, with showtimes at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The concert featured performances by the John Mills School Choir under the direction of Mr. Nathan Whittaker and by the John Mills Beginning Band, Concert Band and Pep Band under the direction of Mr. Stephen Hawk.
Band members performed "Winter Medley," "Jolly Old St. Nick," "Deck the Hall," Holiday Fanfare" and selections from "The Nutcracker." Saxophone soloist Isabella Martinico performed "Sleigh Ride," followed by the John Mills Pep Band's rendition of "Washington and Lee Swing."
Choir members performed "African Noel," "A La Nanita Nana," "Carol of the Bells" and "A Wish for Hanukkah." Mr. David Dragomir accompanied on piano. "African Noel" featured student soloists Elise Kanable, Lorelei Wittrock, Mila Pomales and Luisangela Contreras.
The Combined Band and Choir concluded the show with "Up on the Housetop."
Thanks to everybody who filled our school gym in support of our amazing student musicians!
NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.