Winter Rally Gifts Holiday Cheer

ASB Delivers Exciting Winter Rally

Priscilla Ng

Staff Writer

    ASB’s December 13 Winter Rally proved to be a hit among the student population.

    The Winter Rally featured AHS’s choir, marching band, the Color Guard, individual singers, and much more, providing the audience with varied and well-rounded entertainment.

    “Honestly, I thought it was the best rally I’ve seen since freshmen year,” junior Samuel Shing said. “I really liked all the musical performances, I think that there are a lot of talented people at school and it’s nice to get to see them perform.”

    The rally started off with choir singing the national anthem, followed by “Christmas Carols on Parade,” performed by marching band and the Color Guard.

    “I really appreciate ASB for making the effort to incorporate us into their activities this year,” trombonist, marching assistant, and senior Leesa Choy said. “I always enjoy the adrenaline rush from performing in front of our school and having them cheer us on.”

Tanya Komrosky (12) performs with the Color Guard to the marching band’s rendition of “Christmas Carols on Parade.” ASB included many groups and clubs into the winter rally, which helped to increase the crowd’s interest. “The band was really good,” Shing said. “I hope that ASB includes them in more activities in the future.” PC: Priscilla Ng
Tanya Komrosky (12) performs with the Color Guard to the marching band’s rendition of “Christmas Carols on Parade.” ASB included many groups and clubs into the winter rally, which helped to increase the crowd’s interest. “The band was really good,” Shing said. “I hope that ASB includes them in more activities in the future.” PC: Priscilla Ng

    Keeping up with the holiday spirit, the MC’s then announced that because of high student participation in the Make-a-Wish event, ASB decided to grant several students’ wishes.
“There were a bunch of cute moments in this rally that I really liked,” senior Anisha Salunkhe said. “Like when they gave presents to some of the students in the audience, I thought that really followed the holiday spirit of giving back to people.”

    One of the highlights of the rally that many seemed to enjoy though was the unique Winter Ball video and asking.
“Even though there was a bit too much talking in this rally, I thought that the Winter Ball asking was different from what I’ve seen in other rallies,” sophomore Ryan Tang said. “It was a good way to add some exciting stuff to the rally and advertise the dance at the same time.”

    The rally ended on a high note, featuring dance performances and duets of popular holiday songs, such as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

    “I’d like to see more performances from individual singers and include more dances because everyone always performs really well,” Shing said. “I think what made this rally great was that everything added to the whole ‘winter holidays theme,’ like everyone wearing red and green and all the Christmas songs, too.”

    With this rally, ASB wanted to keep students updated with information and events, and to also reinforce school and holiday spirit.

    “I think the rally went well; granting the wishes excited the crowd and they liked the Winter Ball promotion,” ASB Public Relations officer and senior Maggie Chan said. “Overall, the Winter Rally had a lot more variety of activities incorporated in it.”

    With ASB delivering a well-received Winter Rally, students should have much to look forward to in the new year.

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