Family, students and staff packed into the Butterfield-Odin gymnasium December 17 for the Elementary Holiday Concert.

Director Caley Danielson lead the students through an array of Christmas songs, including popular favorites such as"Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," and "Silent Night."

Though the concert may be a holiday tradition every year for these students, it was a first for Danielson.

"When we started rehearsing some of the kids would say, "We usually do this" or "We always do that!" referring to things they've done in past concerts," said Danielson. "It has just been a real learning experience for me along the way."

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