Sedalia 200 orchestra students performed their winter concert on Thursday night in the Heckart Performing Arts Center.

The students performed a mix of traditional and holiday music, with the Smith-Cotton Junior High Honor Orchestra joining the high school musicians for an amusing interpretation of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," narrated by S-C High Assistant Principal Robin Wyatte.

PIC 1: Violin player Alena Weng performs "Gift of Christmas" with the Smith-Cotton Junior High sixth grade orchestra as part of the Winter Orchestra Concert on Thursday night in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. The sixth graders also performed "Holiday Festival."

PIC 7: Smith-Cotton High freshman cellist Valerie Breshears plays "The Christmas Song" during Thursday night's concert.

PIC 9: Senior Hannah Wagenknecht, left, and sophomore Miriam Allen play "The Christmas Song" during Thursday night's concert.

PIC 4a: Orchestra teacher Michael Moellman pauses between songs to address the audience during Thursday night's performances. Moellman expressed gratitude for the increased number of students learning to play stringed instruments.

PIC 12a: Smith-Cotton High Assistant Principal Robin Wyatte reads "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to conclude Thursday night's Winter Orchestra Concert.