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Weir High band performs Christmas concert

WEIRTON — The Weir High School Music Department presented the Red Rider marching band showcase concert Dec. 15, under the direction of Band Director Ray Seifert and field commanders Becca Ball and Taylor Wright, at the high school’s Milton J. Weinberg Theater.

The band performed the national anthem and the Weir High Alma Mater and “Weir Brave” to open the show. The band also performed the Polish and Thai national anthems in honor of exchange students and band members Agata Laziuk and Riddharuedi “Paan” Riddhagani. The band also performed their halftime show, consisting of “Greased Lighting,” “Born to Hand Jive,” “Summer Nights,” “We Go Together” and “You’re the One That I Want.”

Popular songs including “Seven Nation Army,” “Shut Up and Dance,” “Lips Are Moving,” “All About That Bass,” “Just Dance,” “Avengers” “25 or 6 to 4,” also were performed. The drumline performed several cadences, including “Face the Bass,” “U Do It,” “XI,” “Jig” and “Ho Ho Ho.”

The students closed the performance with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

High school band members include: Logan Allen, Vincent Agosto-Gentry, Daylynn Anderson, Daniel Baez, Becca Ball, Mikhail Ball, Thomas Behanna, Alec Burkhart, Madeline Cain, Lydia Carr, Davan Collins, William Crago, Owen Crowley, Silas Cutright, Savannah Demalio, Madison Efaw, Trey Elbon, Hallie Faran, Nicholas Fields, Heather Fuscardo, Hannah Giordano, Taylor Grimes, Noah Huey, Cheyenne John, Zach Johnson, Emily Kenefick, Alecia Kompardo, Amelia Kintz, Agata Laziuk, Joey Lengyel, Hannah Minger, Robert Minger, Laura Mohawk, Kelly Morris, Gary David Nicosia, Sydney Noakes, Katie Parker, Jullian Perito, Grace Piatt, Beth Pickering, Samantha Rebon, Riley Reid, Riddharuedi “Paan” Riddhagani, Tysen Riggs, Sarah Schwarz, Cassidy Shrieve, Jeremy Skidmore, Deabrea Smith, Jacob Smith, Keith Summers, Daphney Tanner, Jesse Tustin, Mia Valero, Dereck Vargas, Felix Vargas, Nadia Vargas, Jaime Walker, Savannah Ward, Jeremy Withers, Seth Wright, Shadow Wright and Taylor Wright.

Eighth-grade students marching with the band include: Dominic Barnes, Kayla Baselj, Kaylin Brown, Cheanah Burdette, Morghan Campbell, Ruthann Carter, Jadyn Collins, Jonathon Howard, Jai Jeter, Cameron Johnson, Jillian Kuhns, Connor Lang, Adriana Metallides, Samantha Noakes, Roy Shrieve, Matt Sirotnik, Clayton Tanner, Michael Wilson and Stephen Wilson.

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