Christmas Spirit At Froid High School
Froid High School was dishing out Christmas spirit this year as they held their K-12 Christmas Concert Thurs., December 11. The musical feast featured song-writers and composers Teresa and Paul Jennings, Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks, John Riggio, Randall Standridge and much more.
Kindergarten through 4th grade started the concert by performing "Jingle Bell Parade", written by Teresa Jennings. There were students dressed as nut crackers and Christmas elves as they danced around the gym singing, marching and playing small instruments.
Later, 3rd and 4th graders gathered together on stage with some blankets and pillows as they prepared to perform "Turn Off That Nose", also by Teresa Jennings, a cute song about Rudolph's nose being too bright as they were trying to sleep.
This year the Froid Music Program raised $1,000 for the Froid Music Program, and Ann Ronning, the music director, was able to purchase many instruments for the elementary students to learn more about rhythm, pitches and more. Among these instruments were brand new ukeleles, and the 4th graders showed them off as they played an instrumental "Jingle Bells".
The 5th, 6th, and 7th graders got together to have a fashion battle sing-off in a song called "Ugly Sweater", written by John Riggio. One half sang, "That ugly sweater, where did you get it?" and the other half retorting, "It's not so ugly, in fact I like it." The wardrobe argument finally ended in agreement with, "It's so ugly it's beautiful."
The high school choir later performed "What Child is this?" arranged by Andrew Balent and "Thirty Second Fa La La" by Donald Moore.
The high school band displayed a comedic piece called "A Carmen Christmas" arranged by Randal Standridge. The humorous melody was a mash-up of songs such as "Deck the Halls", "We Three Kings", a waltz tune and much more.
The concert ended the evening with K-12th graders gathering around all around the gym holding lights and singing "Silent Night", by Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr. The music director, Ann Ronning, performed a beautiful solo that chilled the audience.