Through Dec. 19

SFPS 2013 Winter Holidays Music Calendar




Ticket Info

Admission: Free

Event Description

Please plan to attend one or many of our fabulous student concerts this season. With more than 3000 students participating in our elective music offerings grades 4-12, and every child (several thousand) participating at the elementary level, I can safely say that thousands of children are eager to share holiday music with you!

Wednesday, December 11, 2 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Piñon Elementary School Winter Band Concert

Band students grades 5-6 will be performing “Jingle Bells”, “Mozart Melody”, “Rolling Along”, “Ode to Joy”, “Go Band Go” and much more!

G.S. Khalsa, Band Director

(505) 467-1200

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m.

Kearny Elementary Band & Choir Winter Showcase

Band & choir students grades 2 - 6 will present music of the season.

Robert Chrisman, Band Director, and Margaret Pettengill, Elementary and Choral



Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m.

Carlos Gilbert Elementary Winter Concert

Grades K-2 will present “Let It Snow”, Winter Snowflakes Orff arrangement, “Colors of Winter” and “Little Snowflakes” arranged by Jane Belcher, and “Winter’s Here”, a three-part poem. Two dances from John Feierabend’s “Move It” Collection, and two Orff arrangements by Deanna Stark.

Jane Belcher, Elementary Music Specialist

(505) 467-4700

Wednesday, Decenber 11, Thursday, December 12, Friday. December 13 and Saturday December 14, 7:30 p.m.

Santa Fe High School presents “The Nightmare Before White Christmas”

Some of the top student performers will be featured in these shows. This show is so fun!

Marilyn Barnes, Director of Choirs, Reed Meschefske, Theatre Director, Donna Scheer,

Dance Instructor


Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.

Aspen Community Magnet School presents “Five Golden Rings”

Aspen 4th graders sing, dance and play orchestration about all twelve days of the unusual and sometimes hilarious gifts arriving in the song: “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

Lynn Osborne, Elementary Music Specialist

(505) 467-4500

Thursday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.

Piñon Elementary Winter Concert

Elementary students in grades K – 6 will perform holiday favorites.

Patrice Howard, Elementary Music Specialist

(505) 467-1600

Thursday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.

Ortiz Middle School Band Concert

Band students in grades 6 – 8 will perform an assortment of tunes from the Essential Elements Book 

Kachina Walker, Band Instructor

(505) 467-2300

Thursday, December 12, 2:10 p.m.

Nava Elementary Winter Music Concert

Students in band, choir and elementary music grades K-6 will be performing holiday music and much more! The band will perform “Rolling Along”, “Hot Cross Buns”, “Go Tell Aunt Rhodie”, “March Steps” and “Go Band Go!”

G.S. Khalsa, Band Director

(505) 467-1200

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.

Tesuque Elementary School presents “Five Golden Rings”

Students from K-6 present a spoof on the original Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas”. They will have a Partridge, 2 Turtle Doves, 3 French Hens, 4 Calling Birds, 5 Golden Rings in various formations, 6 Geese Honking, 7 Swans Not Swimming, 8 Maidens and a Scat-Singing Cow, 9 Ladies Dancing, 10 Lords Playing Leap-Frog, 11 Pipers on Recorders and 12 Drummers Drumming! Also featured is as a child who only wanted a basketball! This show will be presented in song, dance and Orff instruments.

Robert Chrisman, Band Director, Hilary Schacht, Elementary Strings Instructor, Linda

Tachau, Elementary Music and Choral Specialist.

(505) 467-4100

Thursday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.

Gonzales Community School Winter Concert

Band and orchestra students from grades 5 - 8 will perform seasonal music.

Drew Lefkowith, Elementary Music and Band Specialist, Monica Oeschner, Director of Strings

(505) 467-3100

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.

Salazar Elementary School Holiday Concert

Holiday Songs and Fourth Grade NDI performance.

Deborah Ungar, Music Specialist, Jessica Gonzales, NDI Instructor and Rachel Gersh,

NDI Instructor

(505) 467-3900

Thursday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.

Capital High School Winter Music Extravaganza!

Bryan Fant Theatre

Students from in grades 9 - 12 will perform seasonal music. Band pieces will include “Do You Hear What I Hear”, “Nikosi Sikeli Africa”, several small ensembles and more! Choral features “He Lives in You”, “Can You Hear”, “Cantar”, “Carol of the Bells”, “This Little Light of Mine” and “How Can I Keep From Singing”. String orchestra students will perform “Christmas Canon”, “English Christmas Tidings”, “Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella” and “Christmas Carol Medley” The string & horn Ensembles will accompany the Choir.

Donald Brown, Orchestra Director, Steven Iliff, Director of Bands and Jeff Owens,

Director of Choirs.

(505) 467-1000

Thursday, December 12, 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Atalaya Elementary Winter Music Concert

Atalaya Singers choir will perform “Swingin’ on a Star”, “Mister Frosty Winter” and “Kookabura”. 5th grade Band will include soloists and several elementary band classics!

Joel Bein, Band Director and Katherine Keener, Elementary Music Specialist

(505) 467-4400

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.

Carlos Gilbert Elementary Winter Concert

Band, choir and elementary music students, grades 3 – 6 will perform “Walking in the Air”, “Perfect Winter Day”, “Mister Frosty Winter”, “Carol from My Irish Cabin”, “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, “Will You Be There” by Michael Jackson and “Best Day of My Life” by American authors. Dance from John Feierabend’s “Move It” collection, arrangement by Deanna Stark, Orff Canon.

Jane Belcher, Elementary Band, Choir and Music Specialist

(505) 467-4700

Sunday, December 15, 4:00 p.m.

Santa Fe High School Advanced Mixed Choir and Santa Fe Symphony

Lensic Theatre, 225 San Francisco St.

The Santa Fe High School Choir is honored to sing with the Santa Fe Symphony in their holiday concert, music from The Polar Express.

For tickets call the Lensic Box Office at 988-1234

Marilyn Barnes, Director of Choirs (505) 467-2438

Monday, December 16, 6:00 p.m.

Santa Fe High School Music Department Winter Concert

Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta

Band, choir, orchestra and guitar students will perform music of the season. The Orchestra and Choir will end the show with the Hallelujah from George Frederic Handel’s “Messiah”.

Daniel Allinder, Orchestra Director, Marilyn Barnes, Director of Choirs, Patrick Burns, Guitar Program Director, Anthony Schillaci, Director of Bands, Elizabeth Suoranta, Assistant Choir Director.

(505) 467-2438

Tuesday, December 17, 5:30 p.m.

Ramirez Thomas Elementary Winter Music Concert

Band and elementary music students, grades K – 2, will perform music of the season.

David Wheeler, Elementary Band Specialist and Jean Coughlan, Elementary Music Specialist


Tuesday, December 17, 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Sweeney Elementary School Winter Showcase

Students from the elementary music program, grades K – 5/6 will perform seasonal music.

Kristina Jourdan-Korte, Elementary Choral Specialist, Yelena Petrova, Elementary Music Specialist

(505) 467-1500

Tuesday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.

El Dorado Community School Academy Orchestra Winter Concert

Students from the El Dorado Community School Academy. 

Classical pieces for string orchestra, including solos and small ensembles

Carla Kountoupes, Orchestra Director


Tuesday, December 17, 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Ortiz Winter Guitar Concert

 “Ode to Joy” and “Carol of the Bells”.

Jesse Gachupin, Guitar Instructor


Tuesday, December 17, 6:00 p.m.

Capshaw Middle School Holiday Extravaganza

Band, choir and orchestra students, grades 7 - 8 present a holiday concert of works by Rutter, Williams, et al. The concert will include a multimedia Band-Orchestra-Choir work and audience sing-along.

Aaron Shemas, Band Director, Jay Christopher Williams, Choral and Orchestra Director


Tuesday, December 17, 6:00 p.m.

De Vargas Middle School Winter Concert

Band, choir, orchestra and guitar students in grades 7 and 8 will be performing. Band program will be “Gallant March” – Sweeney, “Battlesong” – Standridge and “Christmas Chimes”- Kinyon. The choir program includes “Dinner Bell Carol”, “Christmas in About 3 Minutes” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”. Orchestra selections will be “Up on a Rooftop”, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and other favorites. Guitar will be performing “Sea Reivers”, “Minor Waltz”, “Beginnings” and more.

Don Brown, Orchestra/Mariachi Director, Patrick Burns, Guitar Instructor, Allen Green,

Choir Director, and G.S. Khalsa, Band Director


Tuesday, December 17, 1:15 p.m.

Turquoise Trail Elementary Holiday Concert

Students grades K – 6 in band, choir, elementary music and guitar will perform seasonal music including “Jingle Bells”, “Up on the Rooftop” and the “Dreydl Song”.

Charles Rothschild, Elementary Music, Band and Choir Specialist

(505) 467-1700

Wednesday, December 18, 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Aqua Fria Elementary presents “The Nutcracker”

Starring Grades 5 and 6 Dual Language students and the children of the Agua Fria After School Program.

Edmund P. Gorman

(505) 467-1300

Wednesday, December 18, 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Amy Biehl Community School Winter Band Concert

 “Hot Cross Buns”, “Marching Song” and much more.

Clarissa Madrid Band Director

(505) 467-2100

Wednesday, December 18, 6:00 p.m.

Aspen Community Magnet School Winter Concert: Orchestra, Chorus and Band Band will perform “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz; “March Royale” by Mark Williams and “Bells, Bells, Bells” by John Edmondson. Chorus will perform a variety of selections including “Pat-A-Pan”, “Harps and Wheels” and “White Christmas”. Band, choir and orchestra will perform a Holiday Sing-Along and “Walking in the Air” from the Snow Man.

Laura Eberhardt, Director of Bands, and Katherine Keener, Director of Choirs, Jay Christopher Williams Director of Orchestra.

(505 467-4500

Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 p.m.

Acequia Madre Elementary General Music Winter Program

Students in grades K – 6 will be performing “Walking on Air” by Howard Blake, “Hanukkah Dance” by David Stocker and more.

Sarah Christensen, Elementary Music Specialist, Sitara Schauer, Elementary Music Specialist

505) 467-4000

Thursday, December 19, 6:30 p.m..

Ortiz Winter Guitar Concert

Students in 6th – 8th grade guitar classes will perform “Mad World”, “Mission Impossible”, “Ode to Joy” and “Carol of the Bells”.

Jesse Gachupin, Guitar Instructor


Thursday, December 19, 6:00 p.m.

Wood Gormley Band/Choir Concert

Students in grades 3 -6 band and choir classes will perform seasonal music.

Kevin Whitcombe Choral Director, and Aaron Shemas, Band Director

(505) 467-4800