Lakota music programs have the best tunes for your holiday ears

The holiday season is officially upon us and there’s no better way to get in the spirit when you’re wrapping presents or baking cookies than to listen to the ultimate winter playlist. We asked music directors at Lakota East and Lakota West High Schools for their favorite selections, all from the schools’ upcoming holiday concerts. 

Lakota East High School Choirs, directed by Becky Huddilston, will have their annual holiday concert with the West Chester Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Pike Church of God. 

Lakota West High School Bands, directed by Andrew Carr, will be performing their holiday concert on December 18 at 7 p.m. in the theater at Lakota West High School. 

Create the ultimate holiday playlist by downloading these tunes or hear them in person at the upcoming schools’ performances.

  1. Sleigh Ride by LeRoy Anderson*
  2. Carol of the Bells
  3. Rhapsody on Christmas Carols by Claude T. Smith*
  4. The Nutcracker by Peter Tchaikovsky*
  5. Messiah by George Frideric Handel (Christmas Section)
  6. A Festival Fanfare for Christmas by John Wasson*
  7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  8. C’est Noel by Andre Jutras*
  9. Choose Something Like a Star by Randall Thompson/Robert Frost
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Randall Thompson/Robert Frost

* Denotes selections performed by Lakota West bands; the others are performed by Lakota East choirs. 

Visit for a complete listing of Lakota holiday concerts.