On Dec. 18, I spent a wonderful two hours at Marysville-Pilchuck High listening to their Winter Concerts. To start off the evening, the concert choir entered the auditorium and stood in the center two aisles while three lovely ladies stood on the stage. The lights dimmed and one of the ladies announced that the first number was dedicated to families of the children in Connecticut. She then began to sing Silent Night. After she sang the first verse, the rest of the choir joined her. It was beautiful and brought tears to a lot of eyes. The lights came back on and the choir took their place on the stage where they sang three more Christmas songs.
When they were finished they orderly filed off the stage as the concert band made its way to the stage. The band also played some traditional Christmas songs, and when they were finished the wind ensemble filed onto the stage with more Christmas songs. The two jazz bands also performed. What a wonderful thing to see and enjoy, especially at a public school, when our country is trying to not have traditional Christmas music in the schools. I applaud the Marysville-Pilchuck leaders for having the courage to keep Christmas alive in their schools. God Bless them!