This morning, the pavilion was filled with the merriment of Christmas music!
Our Beginning Orchestra began with "Mary's Adventures" - three versions of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" followed by "Jingle Bells." A member of the Intermediate Orchestra, Ashlyn Ito, performed a cello solo playing Henry Purcell's "Rigadoon." The Intermediate Orchestra entertained with "Old Uyehara Had a Farm," naming then playing each instrument in a fun version of "Old McDonald Had a Farm." They then played "Up on the Housetop," "Can Can," and Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." The festively attired Advanced Orchestra treated listeners to a variety of pieces beginning with "La Petite Danseuse," "Rest Ye Merry, Rock Ye Very," an energized rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and with the help of guest drummer, Mr. Harold Chang, they brought down the house with "Jingle Rock: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Jingle Bell Rock" featuring Mie Kodama, Emi Okumoto, and Ashly Winkler. Thank you to Ms. Megumi Kurachi for accompanying many songs on the piano and Mr. Chad Uyehara for leading the students to another great Holiday Concert!