On Thursday, Dec. 12, a packed gym enjoyed some great musical talent from the Woonsocket students in Pre-K through grade 12 for their annual Christmas concert. The night started with the fifth-grade band playing “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Hot Cross Buns” and “Jingle Bells.” They were followed by the sixth and seventh grade band who played “Christmas Stomp.”

After the two young bands finished, the choral part of the concert was kicked off with the 7-12 grade choir singing “Little Drummer Boy,” “Song of Mary” and “A Holiday Road of Carols.” Next came the students in grades 2 through 6 with their festive pieces titled, “Deck the Halls,” “In December” and “Frosty and the Hand Jive.” Following the older singers were the Pre-K through first graders performing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “The Reindeer Pokey” and “Baby Christmas Tree,” which was sung to the tune of the popular song, “Baby Shark.”

This year’s Christmas concert brought the debut of Woonsocket’s jazz band. They have been practicing once a week in the morning before school for the past couple of months. They are small in numbers, but great in sound. They performed “O Holy Night” and “Jammin’ With Charley” for a very impressed crowd.

The beautiful night wrapped up with the eighth through twelfth grade band performing two majestic Christmas songs, “Ring, Ring, Ring” and “Veni, Veni Emmanuel.”

After the music ended, the Post Prom Committee invited everyone to an ice cream social in the commons area.

…See photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

PICTURED IS the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket FFA Ag Issues team who earned first place at their state competition, back row, left to right: Aiden Wormstadt, Carter Linke, Megan Linke, Devyn Senska; front row: Josie Weber, Katie Schmit, Samantha Dean and Advisor Jessica Ronning.

BROOKINGS – On Dec. 9, nearly 500 FFA members from across South Dakota met in Pierre for the State FFA Leadership Development Events (LDEs). Students qualified through district competitions, advancing the top two teams and top three individuals from each of the seven FFA districts in South Dakota.  While waiting for competitive events, students had the opportunity to interact with agriculture industry leaders, who are SD FFA Star Partners, at the Career Carnival. Additionally, Pioneer representatives presented two workshops titled “Uncovering Value,” which engaged members in stretching their leadership skills.  FFA members and chapters were recognized for their success in 11 leadership areas at the awards banquet.  The banquet was sponsored by SD Midwest Dairy Association and SD FFA Star Partners: ADM Grain Tulare, Agtegra, BankWest, CHS Foundation, Bayer, Butler Machinery Company and Twin City Region Northland Ford Dealers.  State-winning teams and individuals highlighted below, now advance to the National FFA Leadership Development Events in Indianapolis next fall.  

…Read the results in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Hannah and Levi Hinker enjoy a moment with Santa to fill him in on what they each want for Christmas. Santa made a visit after the Christmas concert in Forestburg last Tuesday night.

The Sanborn Central students in grades Pre-K through 12 showed off their musical talents last Tuesday, Dec. 3. 

The night started with the fifth grade band performing three simple tunes, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” and “This Old Man.” Then, the sixth and seventh grade band performed a couple of numbers, “Omega March” and “Christmas Stomp.”

After the younger bands played, the choir section of the concert started. First up was seventh through 12th grade choir, who began their performance with a commonly popular Christmas favorite, “The Little Drummer Boy.” They went into performing “Song of Mary” and finished with a festive rendition of “A Holiday Road of Carols.”

Next were the second through sixth grade students, who performed their own festive tunes, “Deck the Halls,” “In December” and “Frosty and the Hand Jive.” The final choral group to perform that never disappoints in being entertaining was the Pre-K through first grade students. They sang “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “The Reindeer Pokey” and “Baby Christmas Tree.”

The final group to perform for the night was the eighth through 12th grade band. They entertained the huge crowd of spectators with “Mary Did You Know,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Believe.”

The night ended with a visit from the very special guest, Santa Claus, to hand out bags of goodies to all the young boys and girls and to listen to their requests of what they want for Christmas this year.

…See more photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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