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A Minute for Music: the Holiday Sing
Posted 12/11/2017 03:43PM

By Brandon Joseph, music & drama teacher

As I work through the final rehearsals of this year's Holiday Sing and the repertoire that's centered around warm light, snow, and peace, my mind drifts to so many different things that are going on in the world. I think of what Dr. Seuss mentions in his beloved The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. He says,"It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags." 

Although we all love giving and, admittedly, receiving gifts at this time of year, I think of all those whose holiday will come without the grandeur and spectacle of gifts, or flora and fauna, or even twinkling lights. I think of those affected by devastation of fire, or terrorism, or loneliness. 

How can we relieve or relate to such things here at Aspen Country Day? Through our music. Through our children's voices. And through their young spirits of hope. This year my hope is that our messages through our songs will bring peace to our world and through extension, peace to us all. Oh! And I'm praying for lots of snow, too.

For an archive of last year's 
On the Journey, click here;
For the year before, 
click here.

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