The Le Mars Community Middle School Music Department presents "A Holiday Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the middle school auditorium.
The LCMS Jazz Band will open the concert with "Funky Ol' Saint Nick," featuring soloists Lincoln Collins on tenor sax, Illiana Thongphet and Cole Berkenpas on trombone, Tessa Hansen, Mariah Schilmoeller and Amy Isebrand on trumpet.
That will be followed by "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" with soloist Ben Morehead on alto sax. Next will be "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" with soloists Isebrand on trumpet and Collins on tenor sax.
"The Twelve Days of Christmas" will feature Isebrand on trumpet and Berkenpas on trombone. That will be followed by "White Christmas."
Jazz I concludes their portion of the concert with "Angels We Have Heard On High" with soloists Thongphet on trombone, Maria Renken on tenor sax, Megan Connor on alto sax, Ben Morehead on alto sax, Collins on tenor sax, and Dominic Loutsch on drumset.
The 6th Grade Chamber Choir will present three numbers, "Housetop Carol," "Snow Is Falling Still" and "Christmas In About Three Minutes."
The Brass/Low Woodwind Ensemble will present "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing."
The MS String Ensemble will perform "Carol of the Birds."
The Clarinet Ensemble will present two numbers, "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "Ode to Joy."
The concert continues with the Chamber Choir and Select Choir sing "Christmas Tree Feud."
The Flute Ensemble will play "Carol of the Bells" and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas."
The Percussion Ensemble gets in the holiday spirit with two selections, "Yuletide Festival" and "Jingle Bells."
The Select Choir will close the concert with three numbers, "Carol of the Christmas Bells," "Our Gift For You" and "Frosty and the Hand Jive."
The groups are under the direction of Mary Kay Benton, Nancy Ewing, Ted Hallberg and student teacher Courtney Davis.
There is no admission charge to attend the concert. The directors and students welcome everyone to come and enjoy the sounds of the holiday season.