GHS Holiday Band Concert Set for Dec 5 in GHS Performing Arts Center

Greenwich High School’s Band Holiday Concert is set for Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7:30 pm in the school’s Performing Arts Center. The Director of Bands is John Yoon. The Associate Director of Bands is Jason Polise.

The GHS Jazz Lab Band performing, March 19, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

The annual Holiday Concert is a must see performance for anyone who enjoys holiday tunes. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Percussion Ensemble will begin the concert with two pieces, Excalibur by Chris Brooks and Fum, Fum, Fum! by Mack Wilberg.

Next the Jazz Lab Band will perform the landmark tune Blue Train by jazz legend John Coltrane, as well as And Kings Shall Swing, an upbeat, swinging arrangement of We Three Kings.

The Jazz Ensemble will play Good News by Benny Carter and Frosty the Snow Man by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins.

During intermission, enjoy a sweet treat and support the GHS Band’s fundraising efforts.

After intermission, the Concert Band will perform Welcome Yule!, Do You Hear What I Hear by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne, and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by George Wyle/John Moss.

The Symphony Band will enchant the audience with C’est Noel by Andre Jutra, A Fresh Aire Christmas, and Selections from The Polar Express by Alan Silvestri & Glen Ballard.

The evening will conclude with the Wind Ensemble’s performance. They will begin with And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria by Robert Longfield, followed by Patapan. For the finale they will play Dreidel Dance by Robert Thurston.