The students of Ian Lihou’s Ring System Studio are prepared to rock at the Lester Centre of the Arts for a Christmas-themed concert to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Jingle Bell Rock back for its seventh showcase

Christmas tunes mingle with country and rock and roll at the 7th annual Jingle Bell Rock performance.

Christmas tunes mingle with country and rock and roll at the 7th annual Jingle Bell Rock performance.

Ring System Music Studio students take the stage this Saturday at the Lester Centre of the Arts.

“The level of performance from the kids is getting better each year,” said their music teacher, Ian Lihou.

Expect outstanding vocal performances from his students aged 9 to 19-years. Two of the performers, Alley McCulloch and Zachary Horianopoulos, have been with the music studio since its first show at the Tom Rooney Theatre nine years ago.

Lihou teaches guitar, bass, vocals and stage craft, but there will also be students playing drums and keyboards.

There will be a few Christmas songs, one original composition, some solo and group performances and at one point all 60 students will do a song together on stage.

“The best part is they all support each other so well and they really care about what they’re doing,” Lihou said.

The show is student driven. They bring Lihou the music and he teaches them how to play it. Preparations for Jingle Bell Rock began in September.

Jingle Bell Rock is on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds go to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

Last year, the show raised $3,000 and Lihou hopes the community will continue their support.

 

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