YISS elementary students performed three separate Christmas concerts at the end of the first semester to give audiences a glimpse of the true reason why we celebrate the holiday. On the evening of November 30, 2017, kindergarten and 1st grade classes treated the audience to a wonderful performance to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. During the program What Child Is This?, students shared the story of who Jesus is. Through the song, "Praise The King," students expressed the importance of His death and resurrection. Students spent the evening showing off their performance stamina, musician position, and communicating the intent of the songwriters. If you missed the concert or would like to view it again, see it here.
On December 12, the 2nd and 3rd graders took the stage with their performance of An Out of the Box Christmas. As they sang about being excited to present their Christmas package, they came to the realization that the wrong costumes had been ordered! Throughout the show, they "came up" with creative ways to use the costumes they had been sent to still portray the story of the birth of Jesus. With over 160 students on stage, it really was a night to remember! If you missed the concert or would like to view it again, see it here.
A Rockin' Royal Christmas was presented this year by the YISS 4th and 5th graders on December 14. The students sang a variety of numbers that led viewers through a not-so-familiar story about King Herod, who hired Sherlock Watson to find out who this supposed king was that the wise men had come to worship. Students sang, danced, and acted with enthusiasm and excitement to help share the information about Jesus' ancestry in a unique and entertaining way. If you missed the concert or would like to view it again, see it here.