Concert had little to do with Christmas

Writer wonders where the Christmas was in the school Christmas Concert.

Dear Editor

We attended our niece and nephew’s school Christmas concert this last week. The gym was decorated and hats off to the students, staff and of course Mr. Dumont the music teacher for putting on a wonderful production.  The pre-school kids sang and danced to “Rudolf the Red nosed Reindeer” with antlers on their heads and made the audience smile. The elementary students performed with drumming, playing the recorders and an Elvis Presley imitation. By the time the show came to an end, the audience was on their feet clapping and dancing.  But as we sat there watching, we realized that there was not one song or skit that had anything to do with Christmas. How sad is it that in today’s schools the real meaning of why we celebrate Christmas is disappearing. We are not asking for a full fletched Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus production but at least a song or two that tells of the birth of Jesus. Let’s bring Christmas back into the schools.

Merry Christmas!

C&B Schroeder

Ashcroft