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A festive concert

The band and choir students performed their holiday concert for the community in mid-December.
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Kalie Campbell-Moline
Mike Legvold conducts the high band with rigor and passion.

It’s that time of the year again. The Cannon Falls Bands and Choirs had their winter concert on December 13th and 18th, 2023. All concerts started at 7 p.m. in the HS auditorium. It was a great experience to watch. Joel Spicer, a freshman in Choir,  said “I think it’s going to be very fun. We will have some tribal Christmas music.” 

On December 13th, 2023, the choir hosted their winter concert. “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” and “Little Saint Nick” were sung by the Jazz choir. “The Holiday Tango,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree With Jingle Bell Rock” were performed by the 6th grade choir. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” was a solo piece performed by Kira Manning. 7th and 8th-grade choir performed “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Mary Did You Know,” and “That’s Christmas To Me.” “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” was a duet sung by Tiago Hjermstad, Camryn Huebsch, Ellie Iverson, Eleanor Montgomery, Jasmin Lanerd, & Blake Johnson. High school Concert Choir performed “This Twenty-Five Of December,” “O Magnum Mysterium,” “For Unto Us A Child Is Born with Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “Swing Into Christmas.” Choir director, Sue Franke-Clark said “This concert, the choir students have had more training, and we are working on more details in the music. They are improving and gaining confidence.”

Franke Clark guilds a group of young soloists through their song. (Bowen Maki)

On December 18th, 2023, the band hosted their winter concert. The theme was In the range of Winter and Christmas. 6th grade played first, with the songs “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Angels We Have Heard On High.”

  Next was be the middle school band, who played “Colonial March,” “Concerto For Sleigh Bells And Band,” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” And lastly, the High School band played. The first song to start it off was “Bach I, II, and III;” It has small chunks of different Bach songs. Next was “In The Bleak Midwinter,” and last but definitely not least, “Joyful and Triumphant.” 

“I like Christmastime, and start to enjoy Christmas Music in December. Otherwise, my view is the same….I’m standing on a podium directing students.” commented Mike Legvold — the Band Director — on what was again a successful holiday concert.

About the Contributors
Danika Smith, News Writer
Привет! I am Danika Smith and I am a Freshman. This is my first year in The Lantern and I’m super excited for the years to come! I play Volleyball and Softball, and I want to be a part of the spring musical. I am learning Russian, Spanish, Japanese, German, and French.
Bowen Maki, Media Editor-in-Chief
Howdy doodly! My name is Bowen Maki and I'm a muse with a camera. I'm a senior and I take pictures and videos for the Lantern. When I'm not behind the camera I like to be in front of it with theater, speech, and weightlifting. I have a deep love of psychology, skating, and stuffing my head with useless knowledge.
Kalie Campbell-Moline, Visual Arts Editor
Hi, my name is Kalie Campbell-Moline and I'm a senior. My main skill is creating and I love almost anything sweet or macabre. I get complimented a lot with, "I can't even draw a stick figure..." and it's infuriating!  Otherwise, I'm in Speech, Yearbook, and Interact. Toodles :)