The Northport K-8 School choral performance held recently in the school courtyard under the moon and stars was a glorious night of engaged students, parents, families and staff enjoying the annual “Winter Concert!” The event was kicked off by the middle grades students singing a stirring rendition of “America the Beautiful.” The students, led by Choral Director James Kirk, then performed a variety of mixed arrangements, interspersing traditional Christmas carols with more contemporary arrangements. Students from both choral groups, as well as the small quartets were outstanding. Elementary students performed like champs, with Christmas jokes told by students mixed with jazzy, lively music. Students ended the evening on a high note by performing the Cha Cha Slide with school administration, parents and Mr. Kirk. Musical students in both the band and the chorus at Northport are encouraged to reach for the stars and high achievement is an integral facet of the musical experience at the school. Some of the songs performed were “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Jesus Now Is Born,” “Snow Angel,” “All I Want For Christmas is You,” and “Hot Chocolate!” The Northport Band Winter Concert, under the direction of Brian Hoce, will take place on December 18 at 7:00 pm at Port St. Lucie High School and is open to the public. Pictured are the students performing under the guidance of James Kirk.