On Tuesday, December 6th, the Melbourne High School Band and Choir helped get the Christmas season started at their 2016 Christmas Concert. The choir, directed by Blake Smith, opened the concert with several songs, with students singing “Sleigh Ride,” “A La Nanita Nana,” “A Celtic Silent Night,” and “A Festive Fa La La.” Members of the Melbourne High School Choir are Amy Johnson, Laura Christensen, Kimberly Smith, Andrew Gunther, Alex Hancock, Seth Turnage, Zane Wilkerson, Hayden Jones, Kacie Dailing, and Ashton Cowan.
The Beginning Band continued the spirited event with “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” “The Dreidel Song,” and “Jingle Bells.” The High School Band followed with crowd favorites like “Joy to the World,” “The Chipmunk Song,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Both bands are under the direction of Kristen Shepherd. Beginning Band members are Kinley Caraway, Kayla Malott, Riley Moser, Donald Reed, Mikah Stiles, Havannah Timmons, Preston Walker, Jake Williams, Anna Dean, Michael Farris, Carson Fulbright, Kenzy Gillihan, Libby Holden, Matthew Long, Jakeb Paliani, Noah Pemberton, Jerry Reed, Kaden Bailey, Adrianna Berkenes, Wyatt Fowler, Hailey Godfrey, Jerry Ray Henry, Lainey Wagoner, Phoebe Booth, Elizabeth Bruyette, Kaiden Burchett, Owen Cooper, Damian Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Ruby Langford, Dallas Lee, Lindsey Worsham, Lacey Causey, Gracie Johnson, Breanna Smith, Matthew Smith, Jade Sweeney, Chloe Baker, William Eversoll, Edward Rush, Serenity Sanders, and Alaura Woodward.
Members of the High School Band are Cameron Jones, Hope Johnson, Mariah McCann, Brooke Patillo, Dusty Treadway, Faith White, Landon Engles, Amelia Huff, Kaitlin Johnson, Abigail Martin, Seth Turnage, Kelsey Baird, Angel Lovell, Alex Walker, Zane Wilkerson, Brandon White, Thomas Vaile, Adam Hunter, Emily Redfern, Madison Burchett, Tiffany Russell, Chloe Thielman, Destiny Timmons, Angel Reed, Samantha Causey, Hayden Jones, Isaac Coleman, Corey Hall, Cheyenne Samples, Logan Scrivner, and Morgan White.