WES students filled the P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall with music and warmth on December 11th and 13th.

Concert Hall

Tuesday, December 11th, two band and choir concerts took place in the evening.

 

The first featured grade 5 and 6 bands, and the WES volunteer choir. The grade 5 band gave a brief display of how much they have learned in 3 short months, from playing “Mouthpiece Pong” in September to their achievement of learning three Christmas carols by concert time. Our Volunteer Choir, conducted by Dorothy Plett and accompanied by Stephen Knott, representing grades 4 to 6, sang three beautiful pieces. The Grade 6 band played a very sneaky and stealthy song called “Midnight Mission”, which they claimed was a musical depiction of the challenging journey of Saint Nick on Christmas Eve.

Following the young bands and choirs was Concert 2 for the evening, featuring the bands of Grades 7 and 8, the Winkler Jazz Band with Lincoln Wiebe conducting, and the WES Jazz Choir, led by Shanna Potter. All the groups performed their best, and all in attendance will remember the show-stopping kazoo feature by the Jazz Choir.

On December 13th the grade 1-4 classes filled the P.W Enns concert hall with beautiful music and festive cheer!

The grade 1 & 2 students started off the evening by performing several festive pieces.
They worked extremely hard for several months to learn the words and music for their Christmas songs. Their hard work paid off as they sang so beautifully and put on an amazing show! They definitely made WES proud! 😊

The grade 3 & 4 classes continued to spread Christmas cheer when they presented their musical “The Noel Critter Motel.”
This musical told the heartwarming and cheerful story of a hotel that was run completely by animals. Humans were not allowed in their hotel…EVER!

This musical told the story of that fateful night when Jesus was born. There was no room at the inn, so the innkeeper allowed Mary and Joseph to stay in the stable behind his inn… which in turn just happened to be “The Tiny Bit of Heaven Motel.”
In the end, the animals ended up opening their hearts when they witnessed the birth of Jesus in their hotel. 😊

The choir and all the actors worked extremely hard on this musical, and they put on an amazing show!

From all of us at WES, we wish you all the happiest of holidays!
We look forward to continuing to make joyful music together in the new year.

Thanks to all students and staff who took part in one of these memorable performances this Christmas Season!

The Music Team