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    Listening to this piece brings back many memories from a high school All state year that Dr. John Lynch was conducting the band. I remember seeing and hearing this piece for the first time, loving every moment of rehearsal and simply relishing in the moment. Throughout there is such beauty and richness reminding me of Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed. The opening idea is beautifully orchestrated and the bells chiming allows for my imagination to wander to depict a scene of a town amidst a crisis that is about to take place. Around :53 an image appears of the person this story will center around and the hardships that surround the area. The saxophone representing the innocence and beauty of the person and the woodwind section playing full and showing their support. – It later transitions around 2:50 to a lush chorale type motive with a call a response happening between the lower voices/trumpets and the woodwinds. This continues until a bouncy texture change at 4:38 that is set up by the upper voices that is then immediately contrasted by the percussion and the jagged interjections by the trombones and brass.…

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    Music is a symbol in both “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, and in “The Old Nurse’s Story” by Elizabeth Gaskell. Music becomes a way to showcase that there is a problem within the households of the characters, Ebenezer Scrooge, from “A Christmas Carol,” and Miss Furnivall from “The Old Nurse’s Story”. In both stories the music played, centres on families and is shared through supernatural means. This later highlights the idea that both characters have behaved wrongly towards their…

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    It’s a holiday that gathers families together for one day as they enjoy one anthers company and the thought of giving. It teaches children lessons as they grow that it’s not a holiday meant only for receiving presents but the intention behind it. All while in preparation for this day people make family traditions on who gets to put the star on top of the tree to Christmas caroling. It’s a day that every kid waits up all night trying to hold back from closing her eyes to catch a glimpse of the…

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    Have you ever noticed how in the stores you will see a plethora of Halloween costumes, decorations and the like but immediately following Halloween, you see Christmas themed decorations all over and very little to commemorate Thanksgiving? The most I've seen have had leaves and maybe a cornucopia and really only enough scattered throughout the store to fill a half to one whole aisle. It seems that our national holiday is only truly named and observed within "leaked" black friday ads, alerting…

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    and 8th Grade Kentwood students. The performance was conducted by Crestwood’s music instructor, Jason Townsend. In total, there were 13 pieces performed, but 6 pieces of them were played as an ensemble. Other pieces were simply solo and ensemble music performed by 7th and 8th Grade students. Solo and ensemble pieces were “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” performed by A. Adhikari, Q. Jones, M. Janusz, H. Do, K. Smith, R. Gonzalez, R. Badger; “Adeste Fideles,” performed by N. Bagarinao, A. Gurk, A.…

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    black dress coat. For men, it is expected to wear a tuxedo. However, for the audience of this specific concert, there is no expected dress code. The audience typically tends to dress more formal for classical concerts, and more casual for “pops” concerts. After observing the attire etiquette throughout the concert, the performers had met the expectations. The performers, both men and women, dressed in all black, looking very similar as a large group. However, the audience differed slightly. Half…

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    Decorating, ornaments, Christmas trees, oh, my! Traditions of Christmas are a major part of the holiday season in the Hughes household. From wrapping marathons, to watching “Christmas Vacation”, to blasting Christmas music, to decking out the house, to baking cookies, and to making the tree look its finest, my family is all about the Christmas spirit. So, on the first Saturday of each December, Dad and I hop into the car with our warm winter coats, hats, and gloves on. We then drive, and drive,…

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    The holiday season is full with joy. It’s a time of magic and rising excitement. The traditions of Christmas evoke many feelings in people, and Christmas has a feeling all its own. The cold crisp air, the warm glow of the fireplace, and the smells of freshly baked molasses and cinnamon gingerbread cookies permeate the house. Sounds of Bing Crosby crooning, “White Christmas” and the brightly lit Christmas trees with shiny glass bulbs, satin ribbons are a feast for our eyes. The holiday…

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    normally family traditions where I am from. Since the holidays are coming up, people see more of these traditions due to the time of the year. In “A Christmas Memory,” Buddy and his cousin cut down a Christmas tree and decorate it together. In many towns in the South, there are Christmas tree farms. If one has ever been to a Christmas tree farm, one will see all of the families coming to cut down their tree. There are also traditions for other holidays around here. The South has many traditions,…

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    Besides being a day to stuff our faces and fall asleep in the middle of the afternoon, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for all of the wonderful things in your life. While it may be obvious that you should be thankful for your health, family, and that winning scratch-off you found in the parking lot (hey, 16 bucks is 16 bucks), you should also be thankful for your loyal customers who have been bringing you business for years. By taking the opportunity this Thanksgiving to thank…

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