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2012 Fulda Elementary Christmas Concert held

December 14, 2012

By Norma Dittman
Dressed in their seasonís finest, students from Fulda Elementary School presented their 2012 Christmas Concert on Monday evening in the schoolís gymnasium.

The concert opened with the elementary band, under the direction of Michael Peterson, playing the Christmas carols of Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas, Away in the Manger, and Silent Night.

This Peaceful Night was the theme for the choral portion of the concert, under the direction of Carolyn Beerman.

Presenting a welcome to the audience was Cassidy Holinka.

Twilight Snowfall was the name of the first musical selection which featured sixth graders Karter Magnussen, Payton Marquardt, Kristina Peters, jazmine Vega, Devon Welling, and Harlie Welling playing recorders.

Once the kindergarten, first, and second grades class members were arranged on the risers as a mass choir, narrators Massen Kunerth, Aleix White, Brittany Lais, and Stephanie Mejia read several selections that talked about the importance of peace at any time of the year, but especially during the Christmas Holiday. The songs sung by this choir were Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star, The Magic Word for Christmas, Angel Band, and As the World Sings Merry Christmas. The last song featured a solo by the duo Gunnar McNab and Aiden Lang.

Third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students then lined up on the risers to present their portion of the concert. They sang Christmas Jubilation, American Tears, Let There Be Peace on Earth (which featured flautists McKenzie Evers, and Frances Piper) and There Will Be Peace. During There Will be Peace, a descant ensemble was used that featured Jayda Castaway, Christine Frodermann, Kelsey Fuerstenberg, Briannna Hargis, Stephanie Majia, Kiley Peters, Taylor Smith, destiny Steinle, and Sidney Swanson. The last song performed was Christmas Wishes which featured soloists Journey Mitchell and Triana Lavoie.

Narrators for this portion of the concert were Jayda Castaway, Devyn Everett, Christine Frodermann, Kiley Peters, and Sidney Swanson.

As the concert came to an end, the audience was silent to sing along with the well-loved carol of Silent Night.

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