Holiday Spectacular!

Sunday, December 18, 2022

3:00 PM

Franklin Jr. High - Large Auditorium

4801 Franklin Ave

Des Moines, Iowa

FREE ADMISSION

Central Iowa Wind Ensemble performances are made possible by the generous support of our audience members. Please consider a donation.

The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble (CIWE) will ring in the season with your favorite sounds of the holidays! Join CIWE and Music Director Christian Carichner as they dazzle and delight you with your favorite holiday classics like “Silent Night”, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”, “The Christmas Song”, and of course – “Jingle Bells” along with Latinx American favorites! Featuring composers like Julie Giroux, Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger and Sammy Nestico, this heart-warming afternoon of festive music is sure to become your new favorite holiday tradition! We invite you to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the food pantry of Knock and Drop – a local food assistance organization and our partner for this holiday spectacular – see you at Franklin Jr. High — bring your jingle bells!

Artwork by local Latino artist Seso Marentes will be on display before and after the performance. Seso is an Iowa born Artist from Des Moines. His works are a commentary of his life experience having been raised in Iowa.
The Des Moines Public Library will be with us this afternoon to give away books to our young attendees and their families!

We will also be giving away $25 Gift Cards from local merchants throughout the performance!

The season of giving will be emphasized as we hold a Food Drive to benefit the Knock and Drop Food Pantry which is located at Franklin Jr. High.

Suggested items for donation include:

  • Rice
  • Pinto Beans
  • Tortillas
  • Knorr Chicken Flavor

Music Selections

Christmas and Sousa Forever – arr. Julie Giroux

A Christmas Carol – Randall Standridge

A Fireside Christmas – arr. Sammy Nestico

A Most Wonderful Christmas – arr. Robert Sheldon

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss – David Holsinger

One Torch, Two Women, Three Ships and Men Rejoicing – arr. Julie Giroux

Second Suite in F – Gustav Holst

Silent Night in Gotham – arr. Julie Giroux

A Stocking Full of Composers – Julie Giroux

The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol – Percy Grainger

Three Wise Guys – arr. Julie Giroux

Toboggan – JaRod Hall