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Laughlin schools schedule holiday concerts

December 6, 2018

LAUGHLIN — With the children’s voices all raised in song, it may feel as though the tradition of caroling is alive and well in Laughlin.

While they won’t be meandering from house to house, the public is invited to a pair of holiday concerts at Laughlin public schools.

Primary students, in grades pre-K through 3, will give a vocal concert Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Bennett Elementary School, 2750 Needles Highway.

Principal Dawn Estes said the schools’s entire population of about 200 students is involved.

The next night, grades 4-12 take the spotlight, starting at 7 p.m. at Laughlin Junior/Senior High School.

The fourth- and fifth-graders will sing, followed by performances by the middle school band and choir, then the high school band and choir.

An annual tradition, the programs will include holiday standards, Estes said.

“It gives the fine arts students an opportunity to perform and share the love of what they do,” she said.

The concerts are usually well-attended, Estes said.

The performers have been working on the programs since school started, she said.

“It’s phenomenal to see the progress (of) those younger band students who have never picked up an instrument,” she said. “The growth from August to December.”

Estes said some of the students have to simultaneously master their instruments while learning to play as part of a group.

Laughlin Junior/Senior High is at 1900 Cougar Drive. All performances are free to attend.

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