High school students who participate in band have had a busy fall with parades, half-time shows, a concert, and a performance at the Kansas State Fair. Activities and performances do not appear to be letting up for the musicians.
This weekend the group will make its annual trek to Towne West and Towne East shopping malls to escort Santa Claus to his workshop for visits with children anxious to share their gift lists with the Jolly Old Elf.
The Towne West performance will begin at 11 a.m. and the Towne East performance at 1 p.m.
The students also will march in the Newton Parade of Lights the evening of Dec. 4 and present the annual Christmas program at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the Brown building.
Students involved in vocal music and drama will present “Oh Horrors! It’s Murder!” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Brown Gymnasium. The performance begins with the theft of a priceless jewel, followed by a plot twist that involves the whole audience as cast members try to solve the mystery. Advance tickets are $5 for general admission, $4 for senior citizens, free for children 5 and younger. At the door the cost will be $8 general admission, $7 for seniors, and no charge for children 5 and younger. Tickets are available from any cast member, instructor Laura Christy, or at the PBHS office.
Vocal students also presented a fall concert in October and are preparing for a holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the Brown building.