Brief: Wildcat performing arts brings students to a winter wonderland

By ALEENA SIRITANAPIVAT


Elizabeth Solis, Stephen Strum, and orchestra performing “The Prayer.” (ALEENA SIRITANAPIVAT/Ethic Photo)

On Friday, Dec. 7, Redlands East Valley’s performing arts held an assembly during periods two, three and four to showcase their talents. Programs such as East Valley Singers, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra and many more put together a winter-themed musical performance to get students in the holiday spirit.

REV senior Drew Vines hosted the show while Ramon Cardenas, REV choir teacher and director, and Brian Hollett, REV instrumental music teacher and band director, conducted their respective groups. Renée Shanteler, drum major, assisted during a grand finale of “A Christmas Festival” with most of the programs performing together.

Performances included “Text Me Merry Christmas” sung by Bella Voce with special performance from Brent Young, “The Prayer” performed by Elizabeth Solis and Stephen Strum as soloists with the orchestra, “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by the Wind Ensemble, “Winter Wonderland” by the Men’s Choir, “Feliz Navidad” by the String Orchestra, “Santa Tell Me” by Advanced Women’s Ensemble with solo by Ariana Wright and many more.


Brian Hollett conducting Wind Ensemble. (ALEENA SIRITANAPIVAT/Ethic photo)
Ramon Cardenas conducting East Valley Singers. (ALEENA SIRITANAPIVAT/Ethic photo)

Stephen Strum singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” with Wind Ensemble. (ALEENA SIRITANAPIVAT/Ethic photo)
Advanced Women’s Ensemble performing “Santa Tell Me.” (ALEENA SIRITANAPIVAT/ Ethic photo)
Bella Voce performing “Text Me Merry Christmas.” (ALEENA SIRITANAPIVAT/Ethic photo)
Drew Vines as host calling out the next act. (ALEENA SIRITANAPIVAT/Ethic photo)


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