Combined school bands present multicultural holiday concert

The combined bands of Farmington High, Power and East Middle Schools will present their 2016 “Music for the Holidays” concert at 7 p.m. on December 15, in the Farmington High School auditorium.

The multicultural celebration will include music composed and/or arranged by Bernotas, Long, Silvistri, Swearingen, and others. Musical pieces will include “The Polar Express,” “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “A Hanukkah Festival ,” “Deck the Halls,” “Sleighride,” and more.

Admission is free, but donations of canned food and cash will be accepted for Gleaners Food Bank and Farmington Public Schools music programs.

“We are pleased with the enthusiasm that the students have put into preparing for this holiday show. It will be a great night to get you in the holiday mood,” said Farmington High Director of Bands Michael Steele.

“The combined bands work very well together because we have great instrumental talent in Farmington schools and excellent teachers at all levels,” he added. “Mr. Drake’s and Mr. Wilson’s students were well prepared, and they have gelled quickly with our students for this concert, and it will show in the music.”

This will be the final musical performance in the Farmington High auditorium before it is closed for renovation in January 2017. Alumni and friends of Farmington High School are encouraged to attend.

Press release