John Mills Choir, Band Bring Holiday Cheer with Winter Concert '18

Members of the John Mills Band perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Members of the John Mills Choir perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 6. (District 401 photo by Dave Porreca)


John Mills Elementary School's annual Winter Concert took place Thursday, Dec. 6, with showtimes at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The concert featured the John Mills Choir led by Ms. Carol Swann and Ms. AnaMae Bances, and the John Mills Beginning Band and Concert Band led by Mr. Stephen Hawk.

Choir members performed "The Little Snowflake," "Shalom Chaverim," "Let It Snow!," "This Holiday," "Silent Night" and "Try Everything."

The following Choir members served as speakers, soloists or tech helpers: Natalia Ciura, Luisangela Contreras, Dan Dohoney, Sondus Fiala, Nicole Gorka, Anastasia Ivasyuk, Iris Keane, Veronica Konarkowski, Isabella Molinelli, Solomiia Mykhailuk, Yasmin Nava, Sophia Rodriguez and Elizabeth Zagroba.

Band members performed "Winter Medley," "Merry Kisimusi," "The Night Before Christmas," "A Christmas Sleigh Ride," "Up on the Housetop" and "Angels on Parade."

The following band members served as soloists or speakers: Eliana Abellera, Andy Cancel-Quinones, Jordan Krahulik, Alessandra Lopez, Alexis Mullins, Wiktoria Pijar and Sophia Rodriguez.  

The concert concluded with an audience sing-along.

Thanks to everybody who filled our school gym — twice — in support of our amazing student musicians!


Photos from the John Mills 2018 Winter Concert


NOTE: The following photos are a sample of our concert photo gallery, which can be found here. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist. Click any image for a larger view.


Members of the John Mills Choir perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Choir perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Choir perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Choir perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Choir perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Band perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Band perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Band perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Band perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


Members of the John Mills Band perform during the school's 2018 Winter Concert.


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