“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”: WISD Fine Arts Schedule Celebrates the Season

By Larry Carpenter

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” Never have words been more true when thinking about the upcoming winter holiday season and all of the great holiday happenings scheduled with Waco ISD Fine Arts students. From musicals to concerts and ensembles to community service…there is something engaging for audiences of all ages and individual tastes. As the Director of Fine Arts for Waco ISD, having the holidays overflowing with cheer and excitement is truly a wonderful time of the year for me. Through our various activities and performances, we hope to spread that same joy to the Waco community. We hope you can come and join us at some, or even all, of our special holiday happenings this season. From WISD Fine Arts, many blessings to you all! Happy Holidays!

Waco ISD Fine Arts Holiday Happenings 2016

November 24

  • UHS JROTC “Feed the Homeless” community service @ Salvation Army

December 1

  • Indian Spring Jazz Band @ Richland Mall 2:00 p.m.
  • UHS JROTC Color Guard @ WISD Outstanding Teacher @ UHS

December 2

  • UHS/WHS Orchestra @ Waco Wonderland 5:00 p.m.
  • UHS/WHS JV Orchestras @ Dr. Pepper Museum 8:00 p.m.
  • Waco High Jazz Cats @ Waco Wonderland 8:00 p.m.
  • Tennyson MS presents Elf, Jr. @ TMS 6:30 p.m.

December 3

  • Brook Ave Choir @ Waco Wonderland TBD
  • Tennyson MS presents Elf, Jr. & Dinner Theatre @ TMS 6:30 p.m.

December 4

  • WHS Jazz Combo Performance @ Barnes and Noble 8:00 p.m.

December 5

  • Carver Choir Concert @ Carver Cafeteria 6:30 p.m.
  • Indian Spring Middle School Jazz Band “Sound of the Seasons” @ City Hall 2:00 p.m.
  • Waco High Choir Holiday Concert @ Waco High Performing Arts Center (WHS PAC) 7:00 p.m.

December 6

  • UHS Trojan Singers, UHS Orchestra & Cesar Chavez Middle School Holiday Choir Concert @ UHS PAC 6:00 p.m.
  • WHS Choir Tour @ City Hall, Stillwell, etc.
  • WHS Band, Jazz & Color Guard Holiday Concert @ WHS PAC 7:00 p.m.
  • UHS JROTC “Feast of Sharing” community service @ Convention Center

December 7

  • Tennyson MS Holiday Band Concert @ WHS PAC 6:00 p.m.
  • WHS Jazz Combo @ Friends of Texas Public Schools Gala, Baylor Club 6:00 p.m.

December 8

  • Mountainview 2nd Grade presents, “Elfis and the Sleigh Riders” @ Mountainview Elementary 6:00 p.m.
  • Indian Spring MS Holiday Band Concert @ WHS PAC 6:00 p.m.
  • Cesar Chavez MS Holiday Band Concert @ CCMS Competition Gym 6:30 p.m.

December 9

  • Lake Air MS Choir Sound of the Seasons @ City Hall 2:30 p.m.
  • Lake Air Montessori Holiday Band Concert @ WHS PAC 6:00 p.m.

December 12-16

  • University HS JROTC/Soccer Programs present “Make a Wish” to students at Alta Vista, South Waco, Bell’s Hill, & Cesar Chavez.

December 12

  • Tennyson MS Beginning Band Winter Recital @ TMS Gym 6:00 p.m.

December 13

  • Bell’s Hill K-2nd Grade Performance @ UHS PAC 5:30 p.m.
  • Bell’s Hill 3rd-5th Grade Performance @ UHS PAC 6:15 p.m.
  • Brook Ave Holiday Program @ Brook Ave 6:00 p.m.
  • Dean Highland 4th and 5th Holiday Program @ DH Cafeteria 6:00 p.m.
  • Parkdale K & 3rd Grade Holiday Program @ Parkdale 6:00 p.m.
  • South Waco Holiday Program @ South Waco 6:00 p.m.
  • Tennyson Varsity Choir Winter Concert @ TMS 6:30 p.m.
  • University Mass Concert Band & Jazz Band @ UHS PAC 5:30 p.m.
  • Waco High & Tennyson Orchestra Concert @ WHS PAC 7:00 p.m.

December 14

  • Brook Ave Choir Caroling and Sound of the Seasons @ City Hall TBD

December 15

  • Kendrick all-school Concert @ Kendrick Elementary 6:00 p.m.
  • West Ave Holiday Music Program @ West Ave. 6:00 p.m.
  • Hillcrest PDS All-School Winter Holiday Music Program @ First United Methodist Church 7:00 p.m.
  • Tennyson “Bowls for Art” sale and display @ TMS 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tennyson Non-Varsity & 6th Grade Choir Concert @ TMS 6:30 p.m.

December 16

  • Lake Air Montessori School-Wide Holiday Singalong @ LAMM Cafeteria 8:30 a.m.

December 17

  • WHS Jazz Combo @ The Klassy Glass 8:00 p.m.

larry-carpenterLarry Carpenter is the Director of Fine Arts for Waco ISD. Having been with WISD for 17 of his 23 years in education, he has served WISD as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant director of Advanced Academics and now Director of Fine Arts. He is a life-long Wacoan.

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