The sounds of festive music filled the auditorium at the Winter Music Night “Do You Hear What I Hear” on Thursday. Performances included the junior, intermediate and senior orchestras, the concert band, the Viking Singers, and the senior symphony. The guitar ensemble was also playing in the foyer before the show started.
Every aspect of the concert helped the audience get into the holiday spirit. A special part of the evening was the videos that were played between performances. The choir led a sing-a-long portion for the audience, and members of the WCI community were asked to share what music meant to them. It was a glimpse into what makes the music program so important here at WCI.
This year, senior symphony, conducted by Mr. Piche and made up of the senior orchestra and the concert band played two pieces from The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Flowers. While there were no technical problems during Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, there was a slight interruption when a song needed to be restarted when Santa was giving out candy canes to the audience. These two songs brought a new appreciation to the audience of all the students’ hard work as well as the music itself.
The orchestras were conducted by Mr. Brennan and Mr. Piche. Mr. Peterman led the choir, Ms. Silver the guitar ensemble, and Mr. Marsh the concert band. Paul T. and Thomas R., co-mayors and Masters of Ceremony for the evening as well as Jarod K. and Robbie A. are credited with helping to run the evening’s program.
To see more pictures from the evening, go to the gallery.