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Hillcrest graders entertain holiday concert crowd

The second graders performed during the Hillcrest Elementary School Music Concert Friday in Ellsworth High School’s new gym. Many of the young singers wore their holiday best for the occasion. (Herald photos by Bill Kirk)1 / 4
Third graders delighted their fellow students, parents and staff in the crowd gathered for the Hillcrest Elementary School Music Concert Friday by using hand motions to accompany some musical selections.2 / 4
The new gym at Ellsworth High School was filled to near capacity for Friday’s Hillcrest Elementary School Music Concert.3 / 4
Several students shared holiday thoughts with the audience assembled for the Hillcrest Elementary School Music Concert Friday as fourth graders awaited their turn to perform atop the risers.4 / 4

It was a full house in the new gym at Ellsworth High School for Hillcrest Elementary School’s Music Concert Friday.

Fellow students, parents and school staff were entertained by kindergartners through fourth graders, plus a small group of students. The event was under the direction of Music Teacher Karen Kornmann.

Musical selections for the kindergartners were: “There’s a Little Wheel a Turnin’,” “Santa’s Helpers” and “Jingle Bells.”

For the first graders, the selections were: “If I Could Fly Like a Snowflake,” “I Want to Be an Elf” and “Must Be Santa.”

For the second graders, they were: “Slippers Again for Christmas,” “Mostly What I Wish For” and “Holly Jolly Christmas.”

For the third graders, they were: “Reindeer Jive,” “Christmas in America” and “Like Diamonds in the Night.”

For the fourth graders, they were: “Rules for Christmas,” “Santa’s in the House” and “Light the Candles All Around the World.”

Appreciation went to the high school staff for providing room for the concert, the Hillcrest staff for their help and support throughout the concert process, and the parents and guardians for sharing their children, getting them to school and dressing them up for their concerts.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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