The bands performed at Atascadero’s annual Walk Around the Lake event in the Lake Park Pavillion. Photo by Vincent Crosbie
Students from the Robotics Team sold cotton candy to raise money at the annual Winter Wonderland event in downtown Atascadero. Photo by Vincent Crosbie
The choir performed during Atascadero’s “Light Up the Downtown” to ring in the season.
Photo by Vincent Crosbie
Atascadero High School students take pride in their community service, and the high school’s performing artists represented the Greyhound Spirit beautifully during several holiday events sponsored by the City of Atascadero.
On Friday, Dec. 13 the AHS Show Choir performed a short rendition of their Winter Concert performance at Atascadero’s annual Winter Wonderland event. Senior JayCee McEntire said, “I'm so happy to be in the group that I'm in; they're a bunch of goofballs, and although the shows were not the best, we all learned and got more experience under our belts!”
Community events are not only a great place for entertainment, but a perfect place to raise money by providing services. The AHS Robotics Club also had a booth at Winter Wonderland to sell cotton candy and they were also accepting donations to fund this year’s robot and the competitions coming this spring.
On Dec. 7, the AHS Band, Show Choir, and Improv team all performed at the Lake Park Pavilion for Atascadero’s annual Walk Around the Lake event. The Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Strings ensemble all performed songs. Junior and band member Noah Dunsmore said, “It was a great event-- school music with Christmas vibes in a merry environment.” The Show Choir performed selections to preview their upcoming Winter Concert that happened later on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Atascadero Bible Church. The Improve team played games and performed acts from their show called the “Panic Basket.” Senior Benjamin Chester said, “However cold it was, we made up for in marching and apple cider.”
The holiday season in Atascadero started off with the city’s annual Light Up the Downtown event on Dec. 6. The AHS Show Choir performed “Here Comes Santa Claus” along with other Christmas carols on the steps of City Hall.
Students participating in city-sponsored events just further strengthens the bond between the high school and the community it serves.