Schools schedule holiday concerts

       Have you wondered how well the Westside's public school children are learning to sing or play musical instruments? You will have abundant opportunities to find out between Dec. 4 and 19, when 12 Westside schools will each perform one or more holiday concerts.
       All shows are free, open to the public and scheduled at the respective schools, except where noted.
       Here is a full list, as of press time:
  • Bristol, 890 N. Walnut St. - Band Concert Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. 328-4000.
  • Buena Vista, 1620 W. Bijou St., Band & Orchestra Concert Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. 328-4100.
  • Howbert, 1023 N. 31st St., Orchestra & Band Concert Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.; and a musical, “The Littlest Christmas Tree” (grades K-2), at Coronado High School Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. 328-4200.
  • Ivywild, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., Winter Concert Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.
  • Jackson Elementary, 4340 Edwinstowe Ave., Band, Orchestra & Honor Choir Concert Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.; and a musical, “The Nutcracker” (grades 3-5), Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. 328-5800.
  • Midland Elementary, 2110 W. Broadway St., Band & Orchestra Concert Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.; K-2 music program Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m.; and 3-5 music program Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. 328-4500.
  • Pike Elementary, 2510 N. Chestnut St., a musical, “The Littlest Christmas Tree” (grades K-2), Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.; and Band & Orchestra Concert Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. 328-4600.
  • Washington Elementary, 924 W. Pikes Peak Ave., a musical, “Incredible Reindeer,” Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.; Strings Winter Concert Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.; and Band Winter Concert Dec. 19 at 7:15 p.m. 328-4800.
  • Whittier Elementary, 2904 W. Kiowa St., Band & Orchestra Concert Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.; Vocal Music Concert (grades K-2) Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.; and Vocal Music Concert (grades 3-5) Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. 328-4900. 328-3600.
  • Holmes Middle School, 2455 Mesa Rd., Orchestra Concert with West Middle School Dec. 13 at 7:15 p.m.; Band Winter Concert Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.; Band Winter Concert (grades 7-8) Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.; musical program, “Seven Decades of Musical Theatre,” Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. 328-3800.
  • West Middle School, 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Orchestra Concert with Holmes at Holmes Dec. 13 at 7:15 p.m., Band Concert Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. 328-3900.
  • Coronado, 1590 W. Fillmore St., Jazz Band Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Band Concert (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic) Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.; drama workshop, “King Midas and the Touch of Gold,” Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. (tickets $2); Orchestra Concert (Symphonic, Chamber and Wind Ensemble) Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; Choir Concert Dec. 13-14 at 6:30 p.m. 328-3600.

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