The Patton Middle School Music Department has a tradition of heading to a local banquet hall to perform holiday tunes for a senior citizen luncheon, and this year was no exception. Due to some unforeseen circumstances the choirs couldn’t join us, but the CFPMS Jazz Band and my combined 7th/8th Grade Orchestra put on a good show! We played selections from our upcoming Winter Concert and added a bunch of Christmas carols in between, both as a string orchestra and in smaller chamber ensembles. Our joint performance lasted just over an hour and students were rewarded with lunch at McDonald’s before returning to classes.
We even had a chance to do the mannequin challenge!