St. Francis’ holiday ho, ho, hoedown
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.