Southwest Christmas Programs December 14 in High School Concert Hall!


We are thrilled to announce the return of the Southwest Christmas Programs!  The programs will take place on the evening of Tuesday, December 14th in the High School Concert Hall.  Grades K-1 willperform at 5:45, Grades 2-3 at 6:15, and Grades 4-5 at 7:15.  Please have your child arrive 15 minutes prior to that time.  Closer to the programs, we will share with you details of dropoff and pickup locations for each grade level.  As you consider where to sit to best see your child, here is the students’ placement on risers:K, 2nd, and 4th grades will be on the audience’s left;  1st, 3rd, and 5th grades on the right. 

DVD’s will again be available for purchase!  New this year-A portion of DVD sales will go directly towards the Southwest Music Program.  Please see the included form and return it with your child to his or her teacher, or to the music room before we leave for winter break.

Kindergarten and 1st grades will perform a variety of holiday selections, both old and new!

2nd and 3rd grades will present for us their version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas!

4th and 5th grades will perform Jingle Bell Jukebox-The Flip Side!

All Grades- On my district blog, you will find practice tracks and music notation for all songs we will be singing on December 14th. Here is the link:

Please Help!  We are still looking for volunteers to assist us on the day of the program, and also to decorate the Concert Hall for the holiday season.  To decorate the concert hall, individuals from all three elementary schools will meet on Sunday, December 5th at 11:30 a.m.  The day of the program-December 14th we need assistance to setup and takedown before and after our performance, starting at about 4:00 p.m.  Please contact me if you might be able to assist at any point.  Thank you to those who have already volunteered.  Any and all help would be appreciated!  Volunteers will be able to reserve seats at our Christmas Programs on December 14th.

4th and 5th grades will also have the opportunity to sing as part of the Geneseo Christmas Walk on Saturday, December 11th at 3:30 p.m.  Please arrive at 3:20. This year we will be performing OUTSIDE at the intersection of State and First (the traffic light) in downtown Geneseo.  All three elementary schools will sing together.  Please be sure that your child is dressed for the weather.

Please contact me if you have questions at or (309) 945-0699. Thank you for your continued support.  I hope you have an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving Break!


Mike Eckwall

Southwest Music Teacher

2021-22 Southwest Fine Arts Dates

Geneseo Christmas Walk (4th and 5th grades)– Saturday, December 11, 2021, 3:30 p.m., downtown Geneseo

Southwest Christmas Programs– Tuesday, December 14, 2021, High School Concert Hall

Grades K-1 5:45 p.m.

Grades 2-3 6:15 p.m.

Grades 4-5 7:15 p.m.

Quad City Symphony Day-(4th grade) –Thursday, February 24, 2022, 11:00 a.m. concert

Music in Our Schools Concert (4th and 5th grades)– Thursday, February 24, 2022, 7:00 p.m., HS Concert Hall

4th Grade Musical – Tuesday, March 14, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at Southwest

5th grade Recorder Concert Monday, April 25, 2022

Practice– TBA

Concert–  7:00 p.m., HS Concert Hall

All-Unit Choir Concert (4th and 5th grades)- Monday, May 2, 2022, 7:00 p.m., HS Concert Hall

Southwest Spring Programs– Thursday, May 12, 2022, Southwest Gymnasium

Grades K-2 8:45 a.m.

Grades 3-5 10:00 a.m.

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