The Candy Cane Classic is an annual favorite for the faculty, students and families of Graves County High School. It features holiday music, drama and art and is scheduled for December 15 at 7 pm. The concert takes place at the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center, located at the corner of Graves High nearest the intersection of the Purchase Parkway and Kentucky Highway 121.
This year’s theme is Christmas at the Movies, and guests will enjoy the sounds of famous songs from popular Christmas movies in a variety of genres. The Candy Cane Classic will include performances from Graves County High School’s various bands, choirs, orchestras and drama groups. there will also be a holiday themed art exhibit from GCHS art students in the gallery.
This family-oriented event will also include special appearances from your favorite holiday characters! A photo opportunity will be available with a small donation. Season Event Series tickets will be honored. All other seating will be general admission, with tickets available at the door beginning at 6:30 pm.
The concert will feature the jazz band, led by Richard Burchett, who will perform “Hot Chocolate” by Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri, arranged by John Berry; “Christmas Time is Here” by Lee Mendelson & Vince Guaraldi, arranged by Roger Holmes; “Santa Claus is Comin' to Town” by Haven Gillespie & J. Fred Coots, arranged by Rick Stitzel; “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, arranged by Alan Baylock, and “Auld Lang Syne”, traditional, arranged Rich Woolworth.
The chamber orchestra, led by Laura Hill, will perform music from Elf, White Christmas, The Polar Express, Miracle on 34th Street, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and other holiday classics.
The choir and musical theatre, under the direction of Mason Rice, will be performing Silver Bells - Lemon Drop Kid , Sleigh Ride - Elf, Vuelie - Frozen, Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - The Grinch(2018).