Holiday Extravaganza to showcase student musicians Dec. 7-8

The Holiday Extravaganza, performed by student musicians Dec. 7-8, isn’t a typical concert. The audience is invited to wander around to the different venues at the Eccles Center to experience the 17 music ensembles from Park City High and Treasure Mountain Junior High. The Extravaganza is Dec. 7-8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and admission is free.

“The ability to showcase every performing group from TMJH and PCHS during the two-night Holiday Extravaganza helps our department accomplish our goal of supporting each other’s program through exposing our students to various genres of music present within PCSD,” Hughes said.
“It is also great for the parents of our students to be able to watch the other performing forces in action and to see an ensemble they may otherwise not see. The format of the concert allows the concert attendee to choose their own adventure, and experience music of their choosing.”Hughes also said the evenings of music provide a chance for parents to show their elementary-age children the types of music taught at the secondary level.

The following groups will perform Thursday: 8th Grade Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, TMJH Jazz Band, JV Jazz Band, Varsity Jazz Band, 8th Grade Choir, Jazz Choir, Percussion 2, Percussion 3, and Advanced Percussion.

Ensembles performing Friday are: Wind Ensemble, Varsity Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, PCHS Chamber Choir, 8th Grade Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Full Orchestra, Percussion 3, and Advanced Percussion.
The music faculty include: Bret Hughes, Director of Percussion, Chris Taylor, Director of Concert and Jazz Bands, Scott Tanner, Director of Orchestras, and Christin Abbott, Director of Choirs.

PCHS ‘Got Talent’ Showcased Dec. 14

The theater department at Park City High School is bringing awareness to its department and high school talent during its first-ever PCHS Got Talent on Dec. 14.

The talent show will be performed at an all-school assembly during the day hosted by the students council. That night, the show will be open to the public at 7 at the Eccles Center, hosted by Rick Kimball and Griffin Childers. Tickets are $5, with proceeds supporting the theater department.

Foreign Figures will be the guest artist for the evening show. Foreign Figures is a Utah-based indie pop group formed in late 2014 by brothers Eric and Steve Michels, Seth Dunshee, and Jonny Tanner. All Utah natives, the band met while attending Utah Valley University. They call themselves Foreign Figures as a nod to the time that each member spent living in a foreign country, as well as the band’s interest in connecting with all types of people around the world.

“This is going to be one great night,” said Kimball. “This is one show you will not want to miss.”