ES students to perform Christmas musical

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Parents of Eureka Springs Elementary School students will get to see firsthand what their kids have been learning in music class on Thursday, Dec. 17.

The school's annual Christmas program will take place at 7 p.m. that night at the Eureka Springs City Auditorium, where the performances will be split into two acts.

Donesa Mann, the Eureka Springs Elementary School music teacher, said the first act will consist of new and old holiday favorites. Students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade will perform, with the Singing Scotties capping off the act. The Singing Scotties is the third- and fourth-grade choir.

The second act, Mann said, will be a musical called "Jingle Bell Jukebox." It will feature second-, third- and fourth-grade students.

"It really is a school-wide program. The kids are all loving it, and they're learning the songs really well," Mann said. "We'll see if they have stage fright or if they come together and sparkle."

So far this holiday season, Mann said her students have gone caroling throughout Eureka Springs, including Brighton Ridge, the Crescent Hotel and the Eureka Springs Rotary Club.

The students, she noted, also performed before the high school drama department's Annie, Jr. on Friday and Saturday. Mann said this performance helped prepare the students for the Christmas program on Thursday.

Admission to the program is free.

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