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Guitar holds school wide sing along

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By Nadaley Jones

At lunch on Dec. 7, students in guitar levels two, three and four gathered around the Christmas tree in the lobby and sang seven traditional Christmas carols. All students were invited to participate and sing along, and the event was a huge success, according to guitar teacher Ed Prasse.

The students involved are guitar level two, three and four students as mentioned above, but these students do something special each month. The students involved are also members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club at Leon, which meets on Mondays.

These students share a love for Christian guitar music, and get together to learn contemporary and common Christian songs. Once a month they preform them at the FCA meetings, and they have done so for the past two years.

This month, however, they focused on common Christmas carols to play and sing along to.

The group played a total of seven songs, and repeated the first two for those students who were not there to hear the beginning of the concert. The songs played were, “Joy to the world,” “Silent night,” “God rest ye merry gentlemen,” “Angels we have heard on high,” “We wish you a merry Christmas,” “What child is this?” and “Joy, unspeakable joy.”

Prasse described the experience as “very fun.”

“The student response was great,” Prasse said. “There was singing and dancing and I myself enjoyed, and I would love to do this again next year.”