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Fairgrieve Musicians Present Sounds of the Season

Hundreds of Fairgrieve Elementary School families took a break from their busy holiday schedules to enjoy an evening of music at the school’s recent winter concert on December 13.

Musicians and singers took center stage at the Fairgrieve Elementary School Winter Concert. Pictured above are members of the school’s sixth grade band, led by Director JoAnn Sherman, during their performance of Holiday Fanfare.
Musicians and singers took center stage at the Fairgrieve Elementary School Winter Concert. Pictured above are members of the school’s sixth grade band, led by Director JoAnn Sherman, during their performance of Holiday Fanfare.

The school’s sixth grade orchestra, led by Director Danielle Delfanian and featuring All-County Orchestra member Michael Hartmann Jr., played three pieces for the audience.

The orchestra is comprised of four violinists, seven viola players, and one cellist and played using two different techniques: traditional style with a bow and pizzicato style which is a plucking method.

The combined fifth and sixth chorus also played three different songs at the concert including a rendition of December Nights, December Lights featuring All-County Chorus Festival members Selene Belrad, Dorothy Henopp, Nariah Holden, Jaquiline Knoblock, Bianca Wood, Jayden Coon, Justin Hatch, and Kaylee Waugh.

The Fairgrieve Elementary School fifth and sixth grade chorus, led by Director Hope Lawton, performed three songs during the school’s recent Winter Concert. Featured in the photo are All-County Chorus Festival members Selene Belrad, Dorothy Henopp, Nariah Holden, Jaquiline Knoblock, Bianca Wood, Jayden Coon, Justin Hatch, and Kaylee Waugh singing led on the song December Nights, December Lights.
The Fairgrieve Elementary School fifth and sixth grade chorus, led by Director Hope Lawton, performed three songs during the school’s recent Winter Concert. Featured in the photo are All-County Chorus Festival members Selene Belrad, Dorothy Henopp, Nariah Holden, Jaquiline Knoblock, Bianca Wood, Jayden Coon, Justin Hatch, and Kaylee Waugh singing led on the song December Nights, December Lights.

The Fairgrieve combined chorus is directed by Hope Lawton.

Also participating in the concert was the school’s sixth grade band, led by Conductor JoAnne Sherwood.

Featuring All-County Band members Isaac Crandall, Nathaniel Lindsey, and Aidan Percival as well as special guest musician Fairgrieve Principal Jean Ciesla, the group played Holiday Fanfare, Starlight and Winter Medley.