By Hannah Sidhu
Brrrrrrrrr…it sure is cold outside! Step into the Cariboo Hill Salvation Army Temple and warm up to the sound of music! On December 13th Alpha’s Music Program hosted the annual winter concert, this year with the theme “Deck the Halls”. There were fantastic performances from the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Concert Bands. Not to mention the Senior Jazz band and Concert and Chamber Choirs! All of whose performances were conducted by Alpha’s very own Mr. White and Mr. de Sousa. Many tickets were sold and the raffle baskets were a huge hit! Many family and friends of the music students had a wonderful evening and a few lucky ones won a basket, each one based off a unique theme.
“It was a wonderful evening that really put me in the holiday spirit,” said a parent of a Senior Band student. “I enjoy watching the students get better and better each year, all the way from the Junior to the Senior Band.”
A member of the Intermediate Band also had a great time. She thought the music was “great [and] the Senior Jazz Band at the beginning was nice” and that “she wouldn’t change anything.”
Overall the concert was a huge success! Thanks to all who came to support Alpha’s music program. As well as Mr. White and Mr. de Sousa’s efforts put into the show. And most of all, thanks to the lovely band and choir performances.