Marco Island's MICMS band entertains with lively versions of Christmas favorites

Jenine Ouillette special to the Eagle
The MICMS beginning band gave the audience a quiz with 'Name That Christmas Carol,' Tuesday night at the school's gym.

Jenine Ouillette special to the Eagle The MICMS beginning band gave the audience a quiz with "Name That Christmas Carol," Tuesday night at the school's gym.

Jenine Ouillette special to the Eagle
Advanced/jazz band member Katie Kirstein performed a flute solo of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' earlier in the program Tuesday night at the MICMS gym.

Jenine Ouillette special to the Eagle Advanced/jazz band member Katie Kirstein performed a flute solo of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," earlier in the program Tuesday night at the MICMS gym.

Families and guests were treated to an evening of holiday music provided by three bands under the direction of Martie Miller, Marco Island Charter Middle School instrumental music teacher, on Tuesday evening in the school’s gymnasium.

The beginning band started the program with “First Christmas March.” Miller tested the crowd with “Name That Christmas Carol.” The audience had to keep track of how many times eight Christmas carols were heard in the musical arrangement. The group finished with “Christmas in the Kitchen,” complete with ringing wine glasses and clanging pots.

Ashton Greusel and Elisha Maxwell performed a shining trumpet duet of “Away in a Manger” before the intermediate band played.

It certainly was “The Most Wonderful Time of Year,” for the audience as the intermediate band started their part of the program. The band played a selection of Christmas favorite including “Carol of the Bells,” complete with bell ringers. “A World Holiday Celebration” had the group singing and clapping, along with playing their instruments.

Katie Kirstein wowed the crowd with a flute solo of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

The advanced/jazz band took the stage and started out with “Santa Rocks the House.” They also played a “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” concert medley, that had the audience singing “Fahoo fores dahoo dores.”

If you missed the Christmas Street Parade and the MICMS band playing “Winter Wonderland,” Miller brought all three bands together for a encore performance to end the concert.

Marco Island Florist donated a bouquet of flowers that the band students presented to Miller as the evening of Christmas cheer cheer came to an end.

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