LAKE TWP.  What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than listening to traditional holiday music being performed live? Lake High School’s jazz band and show choir both performed a free afternoon concert for the local community on Dec. 6.

It was part of their Project CONNECT where live performances are given twice a year. One is during the month of December and the second is a school musical performance held during the spring. Band director Rich Kibler said it’s a good way for them to connect with people in the community.

"We’ve been doing the performances for Project CONNECT for 10 years, it’s our opportunity to give back to the community," he said. "Many of the people attending today are senior citizens who have kids or grandkids who are attending or have attended Lake High School and this is our way of thanking them for continuing to support the district."

The jazz band is directed by Josh Laux and the show choir is called Reflections and is directed by Debra Bordo. The jazz band played several tunes and ended their performance with "Joy to the World." Reflections sang several holiday tunes including "We Need a Little Christmas/Mister Santa," "We Three Kings," "Mary, Did You Know?," and a few others.