Brett makes perfect Little Drummer Boy
By WILL JACKSON
All is ready for Star's Carols by Candlelight
BRETT ENDRES and Jess Weeks are relaxed about performing in front of hundreds of people at tomorrow's The Northern Star Carols by Candlelight at Southern Cross University.
The two 11-yearolds have been practising diligently for the past fortnight with the rest of the South Lismore Public School band, and they're confident they have their songs ? Song of Joy and Jingle Bell Rock ? down pat.
Brett is the band's drummer and he reckons his role is important.
"I'm really looking forward to performing," he says. "It's cool."
Jess, who only just started playing clarinet this year, admits she's a little nervous about the concert.
"It doesn't really bother me though," she adds. "I've performed in front of a big audience before."
The band will be joined by musicians from Goonellabah Public School for tomorrow's event.
South Lismore Public's choir of 20 students from Year 3 to 6 will also perform two songs ? Everywhere It's Christmas and Little Drummer Boy.
The event starts at 6.15pm with the Lismore City Pipe Band.
Parking and admission are free and glowsticks will be available on the night from Red Cross representatives, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Entertainment will be provided by the Northern Rivers Dance Studios and kids' favourite Kylie Martin.
Luke Vasella, Taya Smith, Emily Baldwin, Majic, Darya Schrueder and Ben Rogers will all sing carols, with The Northern Star choir closing proceedings about 9pm.
Catering and toilet facilities will be available in Goodman Plaza and the SCU Union and families should bring a picnic blanket to sit on.