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FAIRVIEW – Fairview High School will present "Scenes, Sweets, and Songs" on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at the school. The program will begin with the theater department’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in the auditorium. Afterward, desserts, coffee and hot chocolate will be served by the food innovations class before the bands perform their Christmas concerts back in the auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and children and will be available at the door.
The play is “the same as the cartoon that we all grew up watching on television,” said Mark Dobbs, theater teacher at Fairview High.
The band concerts will feature the Fairview Middle School and High School bands under the direction of Nathan Kilgo. The middle school’s program will feature classics like "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "White Christmas," along with a medley featuring familiar Christmas melodies called "Santa at the Symphony,” said Kilgo, and will end with "a multicultural arrangement of the traditional 'Ukrainian Bell Carol' titled 'African Bell Carol.'”
The high school band program will feature music from "A Charlie Brown Christmas," along with a classic, Leroy Anderson’s "Sleigh Ride," with a beautiful arrangement of "Silent Night." The show will finish with a musical piece called "Celtic Carol" that is based on the traditional melody of "What Child is This."
Both Sunday and Monday's performances will feature the Fairview Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Caleb Garrison, performing surprise selections.
“Monday’s show also includes the premiere performance of the Fairview Beginner Band,” said Kilgo. “This is a tradition that we would like to start and continue over the years, to have a theater Christmas performance, some sort of refreshments and the Fairview band concerts all in one venue.”
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