Holiday programs set at Prairie ElementaryThe snow is on the ground, and there are signs of the holidays in the community.
By: Paul Besel, District 518, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — The snow is on the ground and there are signs of the holidays in the community. Signs of the holiday season abound at Prairie Elementary, where students and teachers are sharing the different holiday celebrations from around the world.
One of the ways students share their knowledge of the different holidays is through the annual holiday concerts. Here is a rundown of the holiday programs at the elementary.
The Kindergarten program is called The Littlest Christmas Tree. Its dates were Thursday and Friday in Kindergarten Commons.
On Wednesday, band, choir and orchestra students will present concerts at 8:45 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The band will feature a medley of winter songs as well as some old favorites.
Celebration Chorus was out and about at the following:
l The Minnesota West third annual holiday show, “Winter Snowfest 2008,” with a parade of holiday characters. Celebration Chorus joined in the traditional carols, sung their own holiday arrangement of “Nuttin’ for Christmas” and then collaborated with the Minnesota West Chorale in the song, “Manger at Bethlehem.” This program took place Monday in the theatre of the Performing and Fine Arts Building on the Minnesota West campus.
l First State Bank Southwest, where the Chorus performed Friday afternoon.
The chorus will also perform holiday concerts Wednesday at Prairie Elementary. There are three times: 8:45 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2: p.m.
Even if you do not have a child going to school at Prairie Elementary, you are invited to stop by and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays during the dates and times listed in this article. I truly believe one of the greatest ways to get into the holiday spirit is to listen and see the joy and excitement in a child’s face as they share their talents through music at this time of the year.
Paul Besel is principal at Prairie Elementary.