The Sully Buttes middle and high school students entertained the community last Thursday night as they rounded out the Christmas concerts for the season. The sixth-grade band may be small, but they were mighty and sounded wonderful with their renditions of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Deck the Holidays.” Next up was the bucket drumming sixth grade music class adding their own sound to the Pentatonix version of “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” made popular by N’Sync. Senior Collin Bradberry was the featured trumpeter in the toe tapping “Sugar Plum Swing” played by the Jazz Band. The All-State Chorus members, seniors Collin Bradberry and Griffin Petersen, sophomore Trichelle White and eighth grader Isabelle Kallhoff, performed “O Magnum Mysterium,” a beautiful Latin acapella piece. “O Magnum Mysterium” is a text from the Holy Matins of Christmas describing the wonderment of the animals as they gaze on Christ: “O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the newborn Lord, lying in a manger!” Following the All-State chorus was “Christmas Canon” performed by the girls chorus. Joining the girls chorus was the mixed choir bringing a fun version of “Holiday Road” of carols and rounding out the chorus performance with “Like It’s Christmas.” The finishing touch to the night was concert band, starting out their four-song performance with “House of the Rising Bells” followed by “Christmas Grace” in the sound of Amazing Grace with a Christmas feel. The third song was “Snowfall,” a soft piece that left you wanting to see a big soft quiet snow! Jazzing up the last song of the night was “Deck the Halls with Chips and Salsa!” While there was no chips or salsa served, the drum section served up their own version with maracas, tambourines, and sombreros!
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