Winter Concert 2018

December Lights, December Nights
Questions? Contact Mr. Erickson jerickson@creightonschools.org

Biltmore K-3 Winter Concert
(Please check back frequently for updates) 

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2018
Where: Monte Vista School 
    3501 E. Osborn
    Phoenix, AZ 85018

*2nd and 3rd grade students will be on stage risers and Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be on the floor risers in front of the the stage. Please let Kindergarten and 1st grade parents sit toward the front since they will not be as easily visible from the back of the auditorium. Thank you! 

Concert 1: 
Students Arrive: 4:00 PM 
- Kindergarten and 1st Grade arrive at 4:30 PM
Doors open: 4:30 PM
Concert: 5:00-5:30 PM
What to Wear: Dress clothes
Classes involved: 
K - Bradbury, Reiter
1st - Tremillio, Blakslee
2nd - Guillen, Dahlberg
3rd - Group A (check with homeroom teacher for which group your student is in)


Concert 2: 
Students Arrive: 5:15 PM
- Kindergarten and 1st arrive at 5:45 PM
Doors Open: 5:45 PM
Concert: 6:15 - 6:45 PM
What to Wear: Dress clothes
Classes involved: 
K - Santiago, Louis
1st - Bohannon, Lopez
2nd - Hobson, Caballero
3rd - Group B & C (check with homeroom teacher for which group your student is in) 

Due to the limited in-class practice times available to students at BPA, it is important that students practice the songs at home and in class as much as possible. Recordings, lyrics and concert information are available at below. Please use the lyric sheets and recordings to help your students practice.

See below for choreography videos!

Practice Videos: 

1. December Nights, December Lights


2. Light the Candles


3. La Fiesta de la Posada


4. Light the Kinara


5. Holiday Lights


6. One Candle Lights the Way


7. Finale

Choreography Practice videos

1. December Nights, December Lights


2. Light the Candles (For Eight Nights)


3. La Fiesta de la Posada


4. Light the Kinara for Kwanzaa


5. Holiday Lights


6. One Candle Lights the Way (no choreography)
Solo and Part 1 for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd


Solo and Part 2 for 3rd grade only


7. December Nights, December Lights FINALE


Concert 1 Narrators: 

Song: December Nights, December Lights

 1. Cylee Holt
- I just love December! There’s so much going on everywhere around town!
2. Evolet Santiago -  Plus, we get so much time off! I’m really looking forward to Christmas vacation.
3. Christopher Martin -  Wait a minute. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, you know. 
4. Jacob Chavez -  Yes. There are lots of other holidays celebrated in December.
5. Michael McNeil-  Funny you should mention that. I just saw some of the most unusual candleholders in a store on Main Street the other day. One held nine candles, one held seven, and then the clerk told me that some paper bags in the window also had sand and candles inside! I’ve never seen anything like them!
6. Alyssa Mortel -  Can anyone explain? 
7. Brandon Moreno -  Well, let’s start with the first one – the one that holds nine candles. 
8. ___________- I know! That’s a Menorah. It’s the symbol for Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday that takes place in December. 
9. Alexander Mata -  But doesn’t that last for eight nights? Why nine candles?
10. Jazmin Sanchez -  The middle candle, called the “shamash,” is used to light each of the other candles, and it is lit every night. 
11. Christian Leach -  Let’s celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah! 

Song: Light the Candles for Eight Nights

12. Eliza Bricker - Ok, now fill me in on those little paper bags. They really intrigue me. What’s that all about? 
13. Georgia Fouts -  Back in the 16th century, Spanish people began celebrating Christmas by reenacting Mary and Joseph’s search for a room at an inn – or Posada – in Bethlehem.
14. Mason Giago -  This Hispanic tradition has evolved into quite an event, as guests go from house to house, asking for a place to stay. 
15. Emanuel Cruz -  They are turned away, just as Mary and Joseph were. More guests join in the search, and are turned away again. 
16. Lia Coronado Reyes -  But finally, they come to a home where they pathway is lit by “luminarias” (loo-meh-nah-ree-ahs) – those little candles in bags, held down by a bit sand inside. In this house they are welcomed.
17. Jennifer Difelice -  Is that where the piñata comes in? 
18. Isabella Solano -  Yes, that’s when the singing, dancing and celebration begin!

Song: La Fiesta de la Posada

19. Eliza Bricker -  Phew, that was fun! What other holidays have I been missing?
20. Georgia Fouts -  I’ve been studying up on Kwanzaa (kwahn-zah), a holiday which was created in 1966. During Kwanzaa, African-American traditions and principles are celebrated for seven days. 
21. Dillon Hernandez -  Seven days? Is that what the other candleholder is for? 
22. Cassandra Wadley -  Yes, it’s a kinara (kee-nar-rah), which holds a candle for each of the seven days of Kwanzaa. The family gathers each night to light a candle and talk about the special principle, the Nguzo Saba (en-goo-zoh sah-bah) of the day. 
23. Danna Galindo -  What are those seven principles? 
24. Jennifer Defelice -  Umoja (oo-moe-jah) – unity in the family, community, nation. 
25. Isabella Solano -  Kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-lee-ah) – self-determination, deciding things for ourselves, speaking for ourselves.
26. Cylee Holt -  Ujima (oo-jee-mah) – working together and responsibly, to make life better for our community. 
27. Evolet Santiago -  Ujamaa (oo-jah-mah) cooperating to build and support our businesses. 
28. Christopher Martin -  Nia (nee-ah) – purpose, a reason for living.
29. Michael McNeil -  Kuumba (koo-oom-bah) – creativity, using our minds and our hands to leave our community more beautiful. 
30. Jacob Chavez - Imani (ee-mah-nee) – faith, believing in ourselves, our people, and our future!

Song: Light the Kinara for Kwanzaa 

31. Danna Galindo -  Well, we’ve learned a lot about the traditions of Hanukkah, La Fiesta de la Posada and Kwanzaa. Here’s a test – what do you think of when I say the word “Christmas?”
32. Brennan Saldivar - Greeting cards!
33. Evan Calderon - Presents!
34. Izel Guiterrez - Lots of snow!
35. Keira Delagarza - Holly!
36. Lia Coronado Reyes - Ivy!
37. Matthew Vela - Mistletoe! 
38. Juan Solano Sandoval - Elves!
39. Yanetzi Nieblas Cancinos- Reindeer!
40. Alyssa Mortel - Ho, ho, ho!
41. Alexander Mata - Christmas trees!
42. Brandon Moreno - Stockings!
43. Christian Leach - Lights that glow!

Song: Holiday Lights

44. Brennan Salvidar -  No matter how – or what – you celebrate, remember the important reasons behind the event.
45. Emanuel Cruz - The reasons for giving!
46. Lia Coranado Reyes - The reasons for sharing!
47. Christopher Martin - The reasons for loving!
48. Michael McNeil - The reasons for caring!
49. Mason Giago - The reasons why on December nights...
50. Izel Guiterrez - ...You light special December lights. 

Song: One Candle Lights the Way
Song: December Nights, December Lights FINALE


Concert 2 Narrators: 

Song: December Nights, December Lights

1. Bailee Meyers - I just love December! There’s so much going on everywhere around town!
2. Logan Zacharias -  Plus, we get so much time off! I’m really looking forward to Christmas vacation.
3. Caleb Soto -  Wait a minute. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, you know. 
4. Alexander MahanYes. There are lots of other holidays celebrated in December.
5. Rayon Birch -  Funny you should mention that. I just saw some of the most unusual candleholders in a store on Main Street the other day. One held nine candles, one held seven, and then the clerk told me that some paper bags in the window also had sand and candles inside! I’ve never seen anything like them!
6. Landon Knight -  Can anyone explain?
7. Ellis Irwin -  Well, let’s start with the first one – the one that holds nine candles.
8. Eliana Galvez - I know! That’s a Menorah. It’s the symbol for Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday that takes place in December. 
9. Charlie Humphrey -  But doesn’t that last for eight nights? Why nine candles?
10. Sawyer Haislet -  The middle candle, called the “shamash,” is used to light each of the other candles, and it is lit every night. 
11. Kenji Gonzalez -  Let’s celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah!

Song: Light the Candles for Eight Nights

12. Soleil Astacio - Ok, now fill me in on those little paper bags. They really intrigue me. What’s that all about? 
13. Jaedyn Stapley -  Back in the 16th century, Spanish people began celebrating Christmas by reenacting Mary and Joseph’s search for a room at an inn – or Posada – in Bethlehem.
14. Gianna Gonzalez -  This Hispanic tradition has evolved into quite an event, as guests go from house to house, asking for a place to stay. 
15. Isabel Grey -  They are turned away, just as Mary and Joseph were. More guests join in the search, and are turned away again.
16. Sophia Petshow -  But finally, they come to a home where they pathway is lit by “luminarias” (loo-meh-nah-ree-ahs) – those little candles in bags, held down by a bit sand inside. In this house they are welcomed.
17. Layla Koch -  Is that where the piñata comes in?
18. Maya Rodriguez -  Yes, that’s when the singing, dancing and celebration begin!

Song: La Fiesta de la Posada 

19. Brenden Mancini -  Phew, that was fun! What other holidays have I been missing?
20. Arabella Pinedo -  I’ve been studying up on Kwanzaa (kwahn-zah), a holiday which was created in 1966. During Kwanzaa, African-American traditions and principles are celebrated for seven days.
21. Roxanna Serda -  Seven days? Is that what the other candleholder is for?
22. Riley Ford - Yes, it’s a kinara (kee-nar-rah), which holds a candle for each of the seven days of Kwanzaa. The family gathers each night to light a candle and talk about the special principle, the Nguzo Saba (en-goo-zoh sah-bah) of the day.
23. Isaac Guillen -  What are those seven principles?
24. Tanner Maxwell -  Umoja (oo-moe-jah) – unity in the family, community, nation.
25. Jacob Soto -  Kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-lee-ah) – self-determination, deciding things for ourselves, speaking for ourselves.
26. Amare Walker -  Ujima (oo-jee-mah) – working together and responsibly, to make life better for our community. 
27. Shyla Clifford -  Ujamaa (oo-jah-mah) cooperating to build and support our businesses. 
28. Astoria Jane Key -  Nia (nee-ah) – purpose, a reason for living.
29. Ricardo Aviles -  Kuumba (koo-oom-bah) – creativity, using our minds and our hands to leave our community more beautiful. 
30. Elliana Heuett - Imani (ee-mah-nee) – faith, believing in ourselves, our people, and our future!

Song: Light the Kinara for Kwanzaa

31. Zahrai Thomas -  Well, we’ve learned a lot about the traditions of Hanukkah, La Fiesta de la Posada and Kwanzaa. Here’s a test – what do you think of when I say the word “Christmas?”
32. Juaquin Miranda - Greeting cards!
33. William Cook - Presents!
34. Lila Flores - Lots of snow!
35. Hazel Kurzawski - Holly!
36. Emma Barney - Ivy!
37. Bianca Cacho - Mistletoe! 
38. Antonio Alvarez-Galavis - Elves! 
39. Andrew Hauserman - Reindeer!
40. Lennix Broderick - Ho, ho, ho!
41. Hazel Wheeler - Christmas trees! 
42. Johanna Medina - Stockings!
43. Lucas Cruz - Lights that glow! 

Song: Holiday Lights

44. Signe Rathvon -  No matter how – or what – you celebrate, remember the important reasons behind the event.
45. Olivia Callanen - The reasons for giving!
46. Isaiah Malakowsky - The reasons for sharing!
47. Judith Cass - The reasons for loving!
48. Enzo DeFranco - The reasons for caring!
49. Lilliana Guiterrez - The reasons why on December nights...
50. Amelia Geyer - ...You light special December lights. 

Song: One Candle Lights the Way
Song: December Nights, December Lights FINALE

Concert 1 Soloists 
"Light the Candles for Eight Nights"
Small Group: 
3A
Cassandra Wadley
Sebastian Romero
Eliza Bricker
Jacob Chavez
Josiah Briones
Michael McNeil
Evolet Santiago
Dahlberg
Dietrich Brown

"La Fiesta de la Posada"
Mary
Soloist: Danna Galindo Morales- 3A 
Backup Soloist: Cassandra Wadley Carrillo - 3A

Joseph
Soloist: Dillon Hernandez - 3A
Backup Soloist: Michael McNeil - 3A

"One Candle in the Night"
Small Group:​
3A
Eliza Bricker
Cassandra Wadley
Dillon Hernandez
Danna Galindo Morales
Georgia Fouts
Evolet Santiago
Dahlberg
Yanetzi Nibelas
Alyna Romero
Guillen
Mason Giago
Lia Coronado

Concert 2 Soloists 
"Light the Candles for Eight Nights"
Small Group: 
Hobson
Signe Rathvon
Izail Fernandez
Bennett Humphreys
Lilianna Gutierrez
Noah Martinez
Olivia Callanen
3B
Gianna De Anda Gonzalez
Jaedyn Stapley 
Soleil Astacio
Isabel Grey 
3C
Astoria Key
Elliana Heuett
Isaac Guillen
Zahrai Thomas
Jimmy Calderon


"La Fiesta de la Posada"

Mary 
Soloist: Gianna De Anda Gonzalez - 3B
Backup Soloist: Johanna Mendieta Sandoval - Hobson

Joseph
Soloist: Logan Zacharias - 3B
Backup Soloist: Isaiah Malakowsky - Hobson

"One Candle in the Night"
Small Group
3B
Gianna De Anda Gonzalez
Isabella Martinez
Sophia Petshow
Jaedyn Stapley 
Soleil Astacio
Layla Koch
3C
Zahrai Thomas
Astoria Key
Elliana Heuett
Dalicia Perrone
Arabella Pinedo
Hobson
Signe Rathvon
Izail Fernandez
Bennett Humphreys
Lilianna Gutierrez
Noah Martinez
Olivia Callanen
Lucas Cruz
Amelia Geyer
Hazel Wheeler


December Nights, December Lights - Singer's Edition
DNDL Singers Edition.pdf

December Nights, December Lights - Teacher Edition with piano 
DNDL Piano Edition.pdf

Lyrics and Narration Only
December Nights, December Lights.docx


December Lights, December Nights highlights for major holidays in December: Hanukkah, La Fiesta de la Posada, Kwanzaa and Christmas. Below are resources for your and your students to learn more about each holiday. 

Hanukkah
https://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/102911/jewish/What-Is-Hanukkah.htm

Kwanzaa
http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml

La Fiesta de la Posada

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/las-posadas-a-mexican-christmas-tradition/

Christmas

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christmas