Friday before Christmas (Usually)
5:00 Setup and chat
6:00 - 9:00 Christmas Festival
Singing, Dancing, Games, Fellowship, Handcrafts, Food
9:00 - 10:00 Clean up
9:00 Dining or Cafe at the Hall?
Please join us this year for the Ball at the Hall-- our Christmas Festival! We will be dancing, singing, eating, playing games, fellowshipping, and a handicraft market.
For food, please bring a plate of your favorite Christmas appetizer. If your last initial begins with A-L please bring a sweet one and if M-Z, a savory one. If you would like to bring a push-button thermos of a hot drink instead of a snack that would also be great.
Please remember to look at the ETS dress code, as addressing dress code issues at the ball is awkward for all. Remember also, that it will be cold this year, since most of the dancing will be outside.
The cost is $10 per person with a maximum of $20 per family. If your family will stay to clean up after the ball or will bring an outdoor propane heater, your maximum is $0. Students who play in the band are free as well. If you would like to bring a heater or help clean up, please sign up by emailing me. We need three heaters, one set-up family, and three clean-up families.
All current and Alumni families are welcome to attend. If you can bring an instrument to play in the band, please email me at email@example.com You can practice beforehand with the dance music on the music page. If you would like to practice dances beforehand, please go to the dance section of the music page.
We will be singing the Hallelujah chorus during the singing portion of the evening. You can practice beforehand with the Finale version on the gbt.org music page. For more familiar songs, please listen to the youtube playlist.
If you would like to sell handicrafts that you have made, please email me. I will have a table set up for those who would like to do this. If you will be bring a large quantity to sell, you might bring your own table. Please put the price of your item and your initials on the bottom of each item and there will be an envelop for people to put the money in for your purchases.
If you take pictures at the ball, please email them to me so that I can create a webpage.
PARENTS- getting through a chilly evening is greatly helped by a little mulled wine, also called Glühwein. If you would like to bring your own personal insulated container with your own supply, that would be just fine. Glühwein also helps the German Christmas Market ambience as well. The Glühwein at Aldi is quite good.
PARKING- Please park at the school across the street after dropping of your children. We would like to save the cul-de-sac area for overflow dancing if needed.
Though eating out afterwards is not part of the official ball, many students have spent time at Denny's. Since there will be no restaurants open this year, we are interested in creating a restaurant on our property for those who would like to be together past 10 p.m., providing a limited menu of milkshakes and possibly a couple of other items. If you are interested in being part of this, please reach out to us so we can figure out what to do.
See you at the ball!
(1) Setup family:Behnke, Gans
(2) Cleanup families: Thompson, Kalkagian
(3) Heater families: Faulkner, Bishop, Vander Meulens, Farr
Musicians: Ari, Dante M,
(2) Market table attendant: Henson, Evans
Market sellers: B McDonald, Kalpagian, Elle Wojnicki, Phelps More Needed
(1) Firering supervisor: (please keep wood in the fire and children out!) Rameli
Restaurant helpers: Wojnicki, Marzett, F. Hinrichs, J. Hinrichs, J McDonald, Henson, Dielli,