St. Fran­cis’ hol­i­day ho, ho, hoe­down

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY MELISSA JENK­INS/THE COM­PASS Melissa.jenk­

It was a toe-tap­ping, kneeslap­ping good time at the St. Fran­cis School Christ­mas con­cert in Har­bour Grace Wed­nes­day, Dec. 16.

Mu­sic teacher Paula Brushett put off her sec­ond per­for­mance of the week, with the Grade 4 through Grade 8 stu­dents. The first was Mon­day, for the kinder­garten through Grade 3.

With a coun­try-western theme, the stu­dents per­formed a great ren­di­tion of Santa’s Hol­i­day Hoe­down, a mu­si­cal that sees Santa’s elves and rein­deer put off a show in Bran­son, Mis­souri.

All the stu­dents ei­ther danced or sang through­out the play.

Here are some of the high­lights from the show.


It was all about the heel-toe, do-si-do for this group of Grade 6 stu­dents who per­formed “Goin’ to Bran­son” for the St. Fran­cis Christ­mas con­cert. Some of those per­form­ers were, from left, Jenna Mercer, Cameron Byrne, Kara Dobbin, Stephen Ho­gan, Emily Butt and Nathan Verge.

It was more glitz and glam­our than hoe­down for the Grade 4 class that per­formed “Snow Biz” at the con­cert. Some of the dancers were, from left, Shen­stone Earle, Phoenix Dove, Emma White, James Jones, Ma­son Drover and Emma Stone.

Rein­deer aren’t known for their mu­si­cal skills, but for this Grade 5 class, it didn’t mat­ter. They weren’t rein­deer, at least not ac­cord­ing to their song. The group tried to con­vince the char­ac­ters in the con­cert they were horses to match the coun­try western theme. Some of the tal­ented hoof tap­pers were, from left, Austin Verge, Nathan Grummett and Madi­son Chafe.

Note: please crop around two dancers in front Hai­ley Snow (left) and Kas­sidy Far­rell re­minded the au­di­ence of the 50s dance the twist in the class’s ren­di­tion of “Elvis Lives.”

The Grade 5 boys showed their cool side in “Elvis Lives,” where Santa’s elves dressed like Elvis. Some of the slick per­form­ers were, from left, Markus Far­rell, Peter Sampson and Dar­ian Meadus.

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