The holiday choir, band and orchestra concerts will be held in the auditorium on various nights Dec. 5 through Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
The choir concert is Dec. 5, the orchestra concert is Dec. 11 and the band concert is Dec. 12.
The concerts are open to anyone who wants to go and listen to holiday music and are free to any of those who attend.
The choir concert will last approximately two hours, and the orchestra and band concerts last around an hour to an hour and a half.
The choir has the concert divided between the different groups starting with the freshmen choir, then the men’s choir, then the women’s choir and then the Choraliers — one of the more competitive choirs requiring an audition. The chamber choir will sing between each group. All of the choirs will come together to finish out the concert.
The orchestra concert will have the freshman orchestra playing first, then the philharmonic orchestra, then the symphony orchestra and will end with everyone playing in unison.
The band concert will have both jazz bands performing — the Blue Notes and the Blue Knights — as well as the rest of the band.
The choir director, Ken Foley, the orchestra director, Adam Keda and the band directors Alex Toepfer and Emily Babcock have been preparing their students for these concerts for months.
All three groups will be performing holiday songs like “Hallelujah” and “Let it Snow” for choir, “Polar Express” and “Christmas Eve Sarajevo” for orchestra, and “A Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride” for band.
Women’s choir member sophomore Elizabeth Mikkelson hopes that people chose to come to the concerts and believes that it’s not just for the families of those performing.
“We’ve been working really hard for a long time on this,” Mikkelson said. “So I hope people come show their support for what we’ve worked for.”