Horace Mann Elementary students gathered Monday night in the Heckart Performing Arts Center for the school's annual Christmas Program.

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Every grade level performed a different pair of holiday season songs, with the Smith-Cotton High Jazz Band providing music during the transitions between groups. The students not only sang, but also played recorders, xylophones and kazoos.

PIC2: Showing off their "cherry nose" during the singing of "Must Be Santa" are Horace Mann Elementary kindergartners, front from left, Aiden Bower, Kobe Kizzire and Jozelyn Matacua; back from left, Eli Gonzalez and Ava Swan. The students also sang "Up on the Housetop" during the school's Christmas Program on Monday, Dec. 11, in the Heckart Performing Arts Center.

PIC3: Camden DeMars, center, peers into the audience during the kindergarten performance. He is flanked by Benjamin May, left, and Catie Weathers.

PIC8: Second graders Vivian Crain, left, and Dana Weathers share a secret between songs during their class's performance Monday night.

PIC17: Lily Routon, left, and Akira Williams play recorders as part of the the third graders' performance.

PIC18: Fourth grader Landyn Miller accompanies his classmates on the xylophone during the performance of "Carol of the Bells."