Schools’ holiday performances coming up

       Westside schools will each present one or more holiday-themed performances by students in December.
       A new combined-school offering will be Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Coronado High auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St., when the jazz bands for Holmes Middle School will play, followed by the Coronado jazz bands.
       “It's cool because it's an area-cooperative concert,” said Coronado band instructor Alan Combs. “A lot of our kids went to Holmes and have younger brothers and sisters in the band, so it's nice when they can get together like this.”
       At the Academy for Advanced & Creative Learning (AACL), a grade 3-4 music show Dec. 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. will be augmented by outside talent. In what's envisioned as a possible fundraiser for the K-8 charter school at 2510 N. Chestnut St., the Steve Barta Jazz Trio will play from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 to people outside the school, although Principal Nikki Myers said she won't know until Dec. 2 how many will be available.
       Below is a chronological listing of the Westside schools' shows. All are open to the public. The locations are the respective schools, except where indicated.
       Dec. 1
       6:30 p.m. Bristol Elementary, 890 N. Walnut St. Honor Choir and Suzuki Violins (grade 3).
       Dec. 5
       6 p.m., Midland Elementary, 2110 W. Broadway St. Band and Orchestra.
       6:30 p.m., Howbert Elementary, 1023 N. 31 St. Orchestra.
       Dec. 6
       7 p.m., Holmes Middle School and Coronado High jazz bands (grades 6-8), at Coronado High (auditorium).
       Dec. 7
       1:30 and 6:30 p.m., Jackson Elementary, 4340 Edwinstowe Ave. Musical - “Harmony High” (grade 5).
       6 p.m., Midland Elementary. Music program (grades K-2).
       6:30 p.m. Bristol Elementary. Band and Orchestra.
       Dec. 8
       6 p.m., West Elementary, 25 N. 20th St. Chimes and Choir.
       7 p.m., Holmes Middle School, 2455 Mesa Road. Orchestra.
       7 p.m., Coronado High (auditorium). Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band.
       Dec. 9
       6 p.m., AACL. Winter Festival, including music program (grades 3-4).
       Dec. 12
       1 and 6 p.m., Buena Vista Elementary, 924 Pikes Peak Ave. Musical - “Scrooge” (grades 4-5).
       6:30 p.m., West Elementary. Orchestra.
       7:15 p.m., West Elementary. Band.
       Dec. 13
       6 p.m., Holmes Middle School. One-act dramas (grades 7-8).
       6:30 p.m., Bristol Elementary, Suzuki Violins (grade 1-2).
       7 p.m., West Middle School, 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Band and Orchestra.
       7 p.m. Coronado High. Choirs.
       Dec. 14
       1:30 and 6:30 p.m., Jackson Elementary. Band and Orchestra.
       6 p.m., Midland Elementary. Music program (grades 3-5).
       7 p.m., Holmes Middle School. Concert bands (grades 6-8).
       Dec. 15
       7 p.m. West Middle School. Choir.
       7 p.m. Coronado High. Orchestra.
       Dec. 16
       1:45 p.m., Bristol Elementary. Seasonal singalong (with Santa and elf visitations).

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