Annually, the social and entertainment event of the year. Looking back, the super and I missed an opportunity to arrive in a limo, with champagne on ice. Oh yeah, not at the school! But for the arthriticly and follicly challenged among us, we were celebrating not having to sit on a hard wooden bleacher or cold metal folding chair any longer – for the first time, we were in a THE-AYE-TUR! And what a lovely touch that is.
[Oh, student musicians, where art thou?]
[And then they filed in with the precision of a Marine drill team, taking care not to trip over the upright basses.]
[And here is your Alexandria Area High School orchestra! 🙂 ]
[And here joined by your Alexandria Area High School combined choirs.]
[Together they are wonderfully directed by Brad Lambrecht, orchestra, and Steve Deitz, choir, both looking quite lovely in coat and tails.]
[The concert honored Murrae Freng, who would have absolutely loved the new auditorium. It’s a real shame that he just missed being able to see it.]
Part of every Christmas concert since we’ve been going has been the narration by Bob Hines. Our old friend has the perfect late-night FM deejay voice!:
[Checking now your programs, the Silhouettes (properly named here) and Les Marquise performed right in front of us.]
Christmas Carols – The Carolers:
[The Rainbow Strings on the far side of the auditorium, among beaming hundreds of parents and grandparents!]
“This Christmastide” – Combined Choirs & Orchestra:
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Combined Choirs & Orchestra:
[And finally, as seen by Echo Press.]
The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations. ~ Oscar Wilde
Up next: Methinks basketball.