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  • Writer's pictureJuliana Maddox

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at CHS

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

The holiday season is starting at Columbus High School, and with it the classic Holiday music you know and love.

The Fine Arts Department at Columbus High School is hosting various Holiday Concerts for you and your family to enjoy.

The Chorus Ensemble hosted their Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 pm. The concert was held at Evangel Temple and included many of your holiday favorites such as, "O Holy Night," "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Carol of the Bells."

"I am so proud of our choir's performance at the Holiday Concert!" says senior soloist, Kate Langbo, "Being a senior in choir is sentimental but special...Mrs.Freeman did a fabulous job, I think it all went great!"

The concert included a blend of soloists, duets, small groups, and performances with the full choir.

"The concert is worth your time," said chorus member, Otis Lofton, "our choir will never disappoint you."

The Columbus High School Orchestra hosted their Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 9th at 7:00 pm. The concert was held in the CHS Auditorium and included over 40 orchestra students in the performance.

Along with the orchestra students, Susan Jiang played the piano, Caitlyn Magennis and

Gardner Mobley played percussion, and the band director, Mr.Milam, played the trumpet.

"It is so exciting to have a live concert again," says CHS orchestra director, Ms.Gina Moody. After a year without concerts, the orchestra finally had the opportunity to showcase their hard work and talent.

The Columbus High School Band is hosting their Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm. The concert will be held in the CHS Auditorium and admission is free.

The performance will include holiday classics, some classic band standards, and other styles of music including a piece performed by the percussion ensemble, "Deck Them Halls."

This will be the first performance the band has held in the CHS Auditorium since December of 2019.

With over 70 students participating in the concert, Mr.Milam would like his students to know that "These students have done an incredible thing. Not just in preparing music; but the willingness to stick with music, and stick with band throughout the past two years."

"For these students to endure the challenges of COVID-19 and to still stay dedicated to their craft shows their character and their dedication to making the fine arts a part of our school that everyone can be proud of," says Milam.

Along with the concert, the band will also be hosting a silent auction for themed baskets, a Barbers Driving School Package, and other auction items.

"Funds raised from the silent auction will directly benefit the Blue Devil Band Program," says band director, Mr.Milam. He hopes that the auction will allow them to repair and purchase new instruments, as well as raise money for a new marching band trailer.

Enjoy the Holiday music and Christmas cheer presented by the chorus, band, and orchestra students this Holiday season. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by supporting the Columbus High School Fine Arts Department.


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