Sounds of the season come alive at school productions

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The JCCHS Chorus Men’s Ensemble performing “Little Saint Nick,” surprising their director with sunglasses and Santa hats. See Katie Justice’s photo gallery below for more scenes from the concerts.

By KATIE JUSTICE, kjustice@clickthepaper.com

There’s no denying it’s getting to be that time of December, the time when talks turn to Santa and presents.

It’s Christmas in Jackson County, and before the students headed home for their winter break, Jackson County Comprehensive and Jefferson High Schools invited the community to join them in some festive fun during their holiday concerts.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Jefferson Middle and High School choruses stepped on stage to sing “Songs of the Season,” accompanied by the first-ever dance class at the high school.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, JCCHS opened its doors with performances by the women’s ensemble, men’s ensemble and advanced ensemble, with the men surprising chorus teacher Ryan Maddox with holiday hats and even sunglasses they snuck on stage between songs.

Also on Thursday night, the JHS band performed a holiday concert to a full auditorium, ending with a finale of “Sleigh Bells.”

See the complete story on the Dec. 20 print edition of The Paper.

Holiday concerts

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Jefferson Middle School’s 6th grade chorus performed "Bleak Midwinter’s Silent Night" and the "Chipmunk Song."
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Jefferson Middles School’s 8th grade chorus shows off their festive socks during a kick line during "SparkleJollyTwinklyJingley."
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Jefferson High School Chorus singing the GLEE version of "Last Christmas."
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The first-ever JHS dance class performs to "Waltz of Flowers" from the "Nutcracker."

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The JHS dance class performs to "We Need a Little Christmas," as it was sung by the eighth grade and high school choruses .

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The JHS band hosted their Winter Concert Thursday, Dec. 13.
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The JHS band ended their show with the Christmas Classic “Sleigh Bells.”
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The JCCHS Chorus Men’s Ensemble performing “Little Saint Nick,” surprising their director with sunglasses and Santa hats.
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The JCCHS Chorus Advanced Ensemble performed “Ceremony of Carols.”
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The Advanced Ensemble also sang “The Holly and the Ivy” and “Mary Sat A’Rockin.’”