K.C. Heffernan Elementary School held its annual Holiday Sing-a-long on Wednesday Dec. 22 in the KCH gymnasium. The music was led by the KCH Staff/Community Band that included Lisa MacLachlan/trumpet, Susan Stukus/vocals, Maureen Henesey/guitar, Gary Bissaillon/percussion, Michael Brown/guitar, Dave Taddeo/guitar, JoAnne Rougeux/vocals, Glen Wagner/big pink bass, Greg Quick/bassoon, Lori Knapp-Kankus/clarinet, Ellie Molinari/accordion, Dan Poorman/electric bass, Craig Tice/tambourine, Sally Bailey/piano and Abby Donahue/flute(DMS 6th grade student).
Students from Dean Kloss' first grade class led the singing for "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer". Lisa MacLachlan's second grade class provided the visual props and movements for "Must Be Santa" while Mary Ellen Koloski's and Brenda Buso's Pre-first classes led the singing for "Up on the Housetop."
This year's concert included songs such as "He'll Be Coming Down the Chimney," "Frosty the Snowman," and "This Little Light of Mine." The Holiday Sing-along also included a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nick who greeted children and joined the band for a song or two. Thanks go out to Kevin Young for keeping the spirit of the holiday season alive. The concert featured a special rendition of "Let There Be Peace on Earth" sung by Susan Stukus, Maureen Henesey, Dan Poorman, Janet Kringer, JoAnne Rougeux, Becky Eaton, Jen DeCook, Pat O'Neill, Abby Donahue and Judy Hunt. The sing-a-long came to an inspirational close as Susanna Morrissey's second grade class signed and led the singing of "Silent Night."