The bands department at Jennings County High School conducted its holiday concert Tuesday. Featured were the jazz, symphonic and concert bands. Each ensemble performed a few holiday selections to get the Christmas season started.

The jazz band went first, showing off classy yet elegant style and poise. This band is an audition-only ensemble, and the hard work and talent of its members showed.

Next was the symphonic band, an ensemble for new musicians and those learning new instruments. Though symphonic is new to the band department, members’ performances were high spirited and fun to watch.

The concert band, which includes members from the marching band season, was last to perform. The veteran group played well with a full sounds and lots of energy.

With the end of the semester rapidly approaching, all ensemble members juggled learning their music and practicing with studying for final exams. The success of their Christmas concert shows just how dedicated each of these members are to honing their skills.

With these performances as precursors, the Christmas holidays are sure to be jolly and bright.

Carlotta Nixon is a senior at Jennings County High School.