Wizards of winter

Jack Cahill '17, Sports Editor

What’s Christmas without its music?  On Dec. 3rd, the Washington Township band, chorus, guitar, and orchestra will be holding their Wizards on Winter, two act concert. A portion of this concert will take place during 8th period on that day, and the full performance starting at 7:30 p.m. in the IBPAC.

The symphonic and wind ensemble bands are ready for this concert. The symphonic band will perform “Angels We Have Heard On High”, “Christmas Sarajevo”, and “A Mad Russian’s Christmas”. These songs feature an upbeat tempo, and classic rhythms that audiences have all come to know and love.

“ I can’t wait for this concert. My favorite song is “Angels We Have Heard On High. The trombones have a featured part, and it’s tons of fun to play,” said 1st trombone sophomore, Zach Ireland.

The wind ensemble has been practicing for months in order to make this performance the best it can be. They are playing “Fanfare and Hark the Herald Sings”, “Sleigh Ride”,” Wizards of Winter”,” Joy to the World”, and “Holiday Piece”. They hope these songs will put everyone in the audience in the Christmas Spirit.

“This concert is going to be so much fun. I love doing these kinds of performances. My favorite piece is ‘Wizards of Winter’. The melody is cheerful and I hope the audience loves it as well,” said junior baritone player, Ben Leusner.

The Washington Township chorus is also pumped up to perform. The chorus is singing three holiday classics, including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”, “That’s Christmas To Me”, and “We Three Kings”.

“This concert will be a blast. I really enjoy singing “We Three Kings”. It is such as challenging and complicated song, and it’s awesome to reach that level and sing something like this,” said junior chorus member Elena LeVan.

The guitar class will also contribute their talents. They will perform “The World That She Sees” and “Christmas Sarajevo”, along with the band. These songs have an infectious melody, and, performed in a rock style, will be something to jam out to.

“This concert is sure to be a hit. I am excited to play “Christmas Sarajevo” with the symphonic band. It sounds the best, and the rhythm is very fun to play,” said junior guitar player Kevin Smyth.

The orchestra will perform many songs in this concert. A few of these songs are “Christmas Canon”, “Mad Russian’s Christmas”, “Angels We Have Heard on High”, and “Silent Night”. The orchestra hopes that these songs, which run an emotional range, reflect the joy and solemnity of the holiday season.

“This concert is a great way to kick off the holiday season. My personal favorite song is “Mad Russian’s Christmas”. It brings such classic melodies that the audience is sure to enjoy,” said junior orchestra member Emily Benton.

The Wizards’ of Winter concert is sure to be a hit. If you are looking for something to do next Thursday night, or are just looking to hear some holiday music, stop on by. Tickets are five dollars if you pre-order them by contacting band director Casey Corigliano, and ten dollars at the door of the IBPAC. The music department hopes to see you there, and hopes you enjoy.