The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

My favorite part of the concert is the opening march onto the stage. Watching the students file onto the stage with mixed feelings of excitement, nervousness, anxiousness...all in the name of Springfield Prep!
— Mr. Naylor, Music Teacher

On Friday, December 22nd, Springfield Prep held its third annual Winter Concert at the St. John's Congregational Church.  It was an exciting event - all students performed and more than 500 family members and friends were in attendance.  Under Mr. Naylor's leadership and direction, our students put on quite a show!

A show like this doesn't come together overnight.  Under the direction and leadership of Mr. Naylor, students worked for over three months, rehearsing until they had their songs and choreography just right.  (They even practiced in their pajamas during Spirit Week!)  Our scholars hard work paid off, and they performed a mix of seasonal and hit songs for a full house of family and friends.

To kick-off the show, students in all grades joined each other on stage for a rendition of "Season of Hope", followed by our kindergartners singing a spirited version of "Christmas Makes Me Sing!".  1st grader Antonia melted hearts with her performance of "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's "Moana", followed by 2nd graders singing "Esta es la Navidad" and 3rd grade singing "Heri Za Kwanzaa". 

A show like this is a great way to demonstrate our "Teamwork" Core Value and it was evident in the preparation and performance.  Our scholars worked together on choreography and vocal performance, supported each other during the performance, and celebrated their friends for their extraordinary performances. 

The event closed with an all-grades performance of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (and even some of the teachers couldn't help but sing along!).  It was the perfect way to send off our scholars for winter break, and to see our entire Springfield Prep Family all in one place.  We can't wait to see what they do this spring for our End of Year Celebration!