The Marshalltown High School music department was busy this holiday season with several special performances in the community.
The MHS holiday singers, under the direction of Amy Ose, performed 15 times throughout the month of December including several Christmas parties, three visits to the Iowa Veterans Home, church groups and other performances.
The MHS orchestra performed at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown on December 20.
“We played a small holiday concert for the residents and staff, and they really enjoyed the performance,” said orchestra director Maggie Williams. “Many of them sang along with our performance and said that they appreciated seeing a live orchestra perform their favorite holiday songs and carols.”
The MHS Jazz II band, under the direction of Brett Umthum, performed holiday tunes at MHS in the cafeteria as students and staff arrived in the morning on December 21. The band also traveled to Raymon Donco in Albion and performed for their employees during a company holiday party on December 21.