Sea Girt students perform in annual holiday sing-along

The Sea Girt Elementary School held their 2018 Holiday Sing Along that was open to the community where the school band played Holiday songs while everyone got the chance to sing along on Friday December 21, 2018. (MARK R. SULLIVAN /THE COAST STAR)

SEA GIRT — Students, parents and community members escaped heavy rains and packed into Sea Girt Elementary School’s auditorium on Friday, Dec. 21, for the school’s annual Holiday Sing-along event before students leave for their winter recess.

The event has been held in the school for over four decades, and has become a staple of holiday events in the community and beloved by students as it brings together all members of community for some holiday cheer.

The program is run by the school’s music and drama teacher, Martin Mundie. Donning a full Christmas-themed suit, he began the show directing the school’s fourth-to-eighth grade band for a variety of songs such as “Jingle Bells” and “Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” as well as directing the third-graders as they played their recorders.

All of the students then sat in the front of the auditorium with their classes. Sea Girt’s eighth-graders introduced each of the songs, before helping the auditorium sing along with the lyrics by pointing the words out as they appeared across a projector screen. Mr. Mundie picked up the guitar and led the school in a wide array of holiday songs, old and new, such as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Must be Santa” and from the Disney movie “Frozen,” “Let It Go.”

“I think ‘Let It Go’ may have taken the thunder from the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ this year,” Mr. Mundie said.

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