Students at Hans Christensen Middle School enjoyed a real treat to start their Halloween morning, a live performance in the campus courtyard by their very own Royal Knights choir and band.
Each Halloween, the Hans Christensen advanced choir and symphonic band debut an annual Halloween performance of spooky inspired music for their parents, teachers, and peers to enjoy. On a chilly October morning, 150 students performed the likes of "Night Flight of the Gargoyles," "Tunes That Go Bump In The Night," "Purple People Eater," and the "Addams Family" theme song to an enamored audience.
At precisely 8:15, a startling clash of cymbals and a subsequent cheer from the crowd announced the beginning of the 30-minute long performance that followed. Led by their animated director and teacher, Craig Yancy, musicians and singers alike were all smiles as they joyfully produced an excellent display of sound.
Tuba player Nicholas Novak managed his rather large instrument like a true professional, expertly balancing it on his knee as he played. When asked how he decided to play the tuba, Nicholas answered, “I started with the trumpet, but Mr. Yancy let me play the tuba once and I have been playing it ever since.”
The Royal Knights will have the opportunity to perform at Disneyland in the coming months, as well as to compete in the annual Band & Choir Competition, in which they usually place very highly.