Primary Christmas Program: Instructions for Parents

Arusha Times News

Dear primary (K-3) parents,

Students are working hard in music class to memorize lyrics, listen carefully, perform with expression, and watch the conductor as they learn the songs for our primary Christmas program.
You are invited to attend this performance that tells the story of Christ’s birth and celebrates the gift of music. As our audience, you are an important part of this work of art.
• Do your best to ensure your child is at both performances on Dec. 6
• Do NOT take photos or videos. Instead, enjoy the performance by watching
and listening attentively. Professional photographers will take photos and a video to share with you later.
• Ask your child about his/her experience in rehearsals and performing
• Join us in singing the Christmas carols
• Help the students and directors to concentrate on the music by sitting quietly
when we are ready to sing
• Continue to support the students as they sing and play their instruments

Tuesday, Dec. 6
-Performances are at New West Christian Reformed Church (across from the elementary school)
-Wear clothes that are appropriate for a performance. Students may wear something special but you do not need to purchase a new outfit. Please do not have students in T-shirts with words or logos.
-The afternoon performance starts at 1:30pm and the church doors open at 1:00pm
-The evening performance starts at 7:00pm and the church doors open at 6:30pm
-Students should arrive in their homeroom classroom (at school) between 6:20 and 6:30pm for the evening performance. Please do not arrive earlier.
-All primary (K-3) students are expected to be there for both performances.
-We anticipate many people attending the evening performance, so if you are able to attend the afternoon program, we encourage you to leave space for other family and friends in the evening. Consider carpooling in the evening.
-Students will be picked up in designated rooms at church after the evening performance
-In case of snow or other unforeseen circumstances, parents will get an email if the concerts are delayed or cancelled.