HNHS choirs, bands to show their Christmas spirit with performances

The Huntington North High School choirs and bands will show their Christmas spirit in a pair of concerts - the choirs tonight, Dec. 12, and the bands on Friday, Dec. 13.

The HNHS choirs will present their holiday concert, "Christmas Traditions," on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium.

The choirs will perform holiday favorites, along with some songs that are less often heard.

Tickets are available at the door, with children 5 and younger admitted free. All proceeds will help fund choral department expenses.

The HNHS bands will perform a variety of seasonal music in "Sounds of the Season," to be presented on Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium.

Two concert bands and a jazz band, directed by Joshua Huff and John Gardner, will perform many traditional and lesser-known Christmas tunes as well as some Hanukkah and Celtic music.

The concert will also include "An American Elegy," written in memory of the shooting victims of Columbine High School. This is the 15th school year since the shootings at Columbine, and Dec. 14 is the first anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The evening will conclude with the combined bands' rendition of "Christmas through The Ages" and "The Hallelujah Chorus."

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help the band pay off the loan for its new uniforms. The band received a $40,000 loan from the school corporation to purchase the uniforms and has about $6,000 left to repay.