The classic sounds of the holiday season flooded the cafetorium at Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School as the band and choir students performed a preview of their Holiday Concert for fifth grade students throughout the District.
From classic tunes like “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” sung by the Sunrise Singers to new songs that quickly became favorites like “Snow Day” from the OLHMS Band were part of the performance.
“Performing the songs for their younger peers allows the middle schoolers the opportunity to not only practice their music, but to be seen at positive role models for the future students of Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School,” said Virginia Ebner, the Music Director at OLHMS.
The musicians weren’t the only ones practicing concert skills, the younger students also experienced first hand what it means to be an attentive part of the audience.
“The concert provides an opportunity for the 5th graders to attend a live performance and practice being a good audience. It gives the 5th grade students a glimpse of what it’s like to be involved in the performing groups at OLHMS and encourage those who are already in the chorus or band program, to show how rewarding it can be,” said Ebner.
The OLHMS Band Ensembles will host their Holiday Concerts on December 16 at 7p.m. and the choir will hold their Winter Concert on the 20th at 7 p.m. For a full list of where you can enjoy your students Holiday show click here.