Jazz Choir offers Holiday Showcase
Last updated 12/6/2022 at Noon
As the holiday season approaches, so does the Sisters School District Holiday Showcase. The performance will be hosted by the Sisters High School Jazz Choir and is set for this Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at Sisters High School auditorium.
“The holiday showcase is an opportunity for the high school, middle school, and elementary school music programs to share holiday music with the community,” said Choir Director Rick Johnson.
The variety of acts in the Holiday Showcase highlights performances from all over Sisters.
“This will be the only concert this year that will present songs from every school in the School District. It will be incredible to hear the elementary choir, the middle school choir, and the high school bands and choirs all in one night!” Johnson said.
Ian Landon, a freshman trumpet player said, “I just like how even though each parent comes to see their kid’s performance, they end up experiencing everybody else who performs too.”
Ellie Barbieri, the Sisters Elementary music teacher, will introduce third- and fourth-grade vocalists, the “Outlaw Singers.”
“It is always amazing to watch these children work so hard. It feels incredibly special to be performing with the community at the high school alongside unparalleled musical facility,” she said.
This will be the first year the concert is completely open to the public since COVID, when they instead held an online concert to battle the production restrictions.
“We are very happy to bring the Holiday Showcase back to the high school auditorium and invite the community to come and enjoy it,” Johnson said.
Not only will there be band and choir contributions; local acts are taking part as well. Small bands, individual singers, and more are all joining in on the holiday festivities.
The Sisters Dance Academy is continuing a tradition and partaking in the showcase.
“Dance is just another form of art, similar to band and choir,” said Colby Roberts, a high school dancer participating in the routines. “I just really like performing.”
The event is free; however, a $5 donation to support all of the work being put in is encouraged. For anybody who doesn’t have plans, it’s a highly enjoyable experience. Treats will also be available for purchase. Auditorium doors open at 6:45 p.m.
“This year’s show will be back to normal, and better than ever,” Johnson said.