CHS performing arts programs hosts Christmas showcase

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The Carrollton High School Band and Performing Arts programs will perform a joint concert to be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Holcombe Theater of the Mabry Center for the Arts at Carrollton High School.

This free concert will feature holiday music performed by more than 300 band, choral and drama students. Special selections include performances by the CHS show choir, Trojan Trebles choral group and the band’s jazz, percussion, and brass ensembles. Holiday favorites will be featured as well as more current selections such as "Once Upon a December" from Anastasia and selections from The Polar Express. Santa is also expected to make a special appearance.

“We are really looking forward to continuing our collaboration with all of the Performing Arts disciplines at CHS by producing a musical gift to our community,” said CHS Band Director Chris Carr. “The program features a variety of musical genres performed by a range of musical ensembles. The production has been made possible by the diligent work of more than 300 CHS students and we are excited to present this special present on Dec. 12!”

Choral Director Julie Lowry noted the concert is also an gesture of appreciation for a community that supports the arts.

“This is the second year the Carrollton High School Trojan Band and Chorus have collaborated after much success with our first joint concert in 2015,” said Lowry. “It is incredible to see so many high school musicians on one stage. This free concert will feature something for everyone. This will be a magical night for adults and children alike. Please come out and join us!”

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“Snow” falls during the finale at the 2015 CHS Performing Arts joint concert.