Merry Christmas from the Band


Haley VanZuiden, reporter

On Tuesday, December 10th, the Ponder High School Band performed their winter concert in Krum. They had an outstanding marching season where they advanced to the second round, and now it’s on to concert season. They wanted to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas with their amazing performance. Next up, All-region is here and the band members are already preparing. The band has more to celebrate as  Maddy McEwen, Hannah Davis, Nick Nguyen, and Tim Aja advanced to Area band auditions. Maddy, Hannah, and Nick will also perform in the All Region band clinic and concert in January.

Below is a list of the music that was played at the Christmas concert:

“Celtic Bell Carol” by Robert W. Smith

“Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed arr. Michael Story

“The Polar Express”by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, arr. Michael Story

“Twelve Days of Christmas” – Traditional, arr. John McAllister

“The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin, arr. E. Freytag

“Joy to the World – Hark the Herald” -Traditional, arr. John McAllister

What a great way to get ready for the upcoming holidays!