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Music Department’s Jingle Bell Java hits the cafeteria

Katherine Kiang

Katherine Kiang

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Despite the unseasonably warm weather Dec. 3, the cafeteria was festive with holiday cheer thanks to the Music Department’s annual Jingle Bell Java.

The Jingle Bell Java is an informal holiday concert featuring the Acafellas, Ladies First, Women’s Octet, and Holiday Winds. Those in the audience are free to mill around and much on snacks while enjoying the festive music.

“We try to have a coffee house type atmosphere, with coffee, snacks, and music,” said Mr. Matt Kurinsky, band director.

Students enjoyed the concert because it was festive and low key compared to other concerts, and because they were able to see groups they normally don’t see perform.

“I like how festive it is with the decorations and everything,” said Kivi Davidson, junior and Holiday Winds member.

“It has structure of course, but it’s more relaxed,” said Edmond Burkhart, junior and Acafellas member.

“You get to see all the extra curricular groups perform,” said Mary Goers, junior and Ladies First member.

Neverless, students did find the warm weather odd, with yesterday’s high being 71. Many came dressed in seemingly summer clothes, sporting short sleeve dresses, polos, and the like, as opposed to the usual look of sweaters and layers this time of year.

“It felt like something that happens in September not December. It was definitely weird. The Christmas sprit didn’t seem all that real,” said Keira Roubik, freshman.

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