Christmas band concert brings full house

    On Tuesday, December 19 at 7 pm, the Sheridan High School band performed their annual Christmas concert. The band prepped for a long time for their annual Christmas concert. The band includes the symphonic band, percussion ensembles, and wind ensembles and they are all directed by band teacher Diane Knutson. Knutson claimed of how well the performance turned out.

   There were a wide variety of songs, whether it related to Christmas or not. These songs included “Night Of The Dark Horse,” “Drummin’ Round The Mountain,” “Nutcracker To Go!,” and “All Is Calm.” For a few of the songs, there were specific stories that were told about the songs. For example, Knutson described “Night Of The Dark Horse” to the crowd.

    This year, the concert had another packed house with family and friends filling the whole Sue Henry Theater with people also standing on the sides of the stands. Knutson introduced and recognized all the students in her band that not only got into All-State Band but also auditioned for it. There were a total of 23 students who made it to the All-State Band and 13 students who made it to the North-East District Band. Knutson claimed how proud she is of each and every one student who auditioned because of how hard they all worked.

    The band wrapped up the concert with the song, “A Holiday Galop” arranged by Robert W. Smith, and the audience had a standing applause for the band. After the performance, audience and band members enjoyed punch and Christmas cookies and treats to socialize.