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School concerts attract more attendees than bargained for

Naas students performed their annual holiday concert on Thursday night, Dec. 19. Grades one through five performed well-rehearsed songs for a giant gathering of their friends and family.

So many people showed up for the concert that there was nowhere near enough seating for everyone. Students, who administration had planned to seat on the floor in the cafeteria, were sent back to classrooms between performances because standing room quickly filled the original space.

Next year, the school plans to split up the performances between two different nights to better accommodate parents, Principal Kimberly Brooks said.

Students performed songs about winter weather and other treats. Two groups performed songs in Spanish while the oldest students sang a song in Hawaiian.

For Sandy Grade School, its holiday performance also held Thursday, Dec. 19, was equally well attended.

For Sandy Grade, the evening performance was a first in many years.

The result was a standing-room only crowd in the Cedar Ridge Middle School gym with planned seating filled to capacity and some audience members sitting on the floor where students had been assembled earlier.

Students from first- through fifth-grade performed holiday songs in two languages.