On Thursday evening, St. James band students performed in front of a full Event Center to officially kick off the winter concert season.
Students from 6th-12th grade performed a variety of Christmas songs in different styles. Songs ranged from popular Christmas and holiday-themed tunes to the lesser-known ditties.
Each of the bands was directed by Karen Lahti.
Check out the full photo gallery of the event on the St. James Plaindealer website.
7th and 8th Grade Band:
Welcome Christmas, Holiday Bobsled Run, Jingle Bell Rock, Air Force One
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Santa's In Town (solos: Gabriela Trapero, Emma Anderson, and Luci Kulseth)
Mary, Did You Know (solo: Briar Lenz)
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (solos: Briar Lenz, Mason Dannhoff)
The First Noel
6th Grade Band:
The Dreidel Song
Junior Jazz Bands:
Silent Night (solos: Devon Olson, Jasmine Contreras, and Angel Perez
Sugar Plum Swing (solo: Maya Kulseth)
Hooked on Holidays (solo: McKenzie Lang)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Frosty the Snowman (accompanied by Glennda Hedlund, piano; Emma Anderson, bass guitar; and Mya Hanson, drum set)
Riu, Riu, Chiu
Do You Hear What I Hear
The Nutcracker Suite
Fantasy on Huron Carol (solos: Nick Brey, Angela Manriquez, Emma Zender, and Luci Kulseth)