Gift drive is key to SBHS holiday concerts

Staff Writer

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The South Brunswick High School Music Department hopes to bring more than cheer through their music.

Inspired by the “Friends of JJ” movement to bring holiday gifts to the children at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and various local hospitals, the Music Department collected three truckloads full of unwrapped toys and games for children and teenagers at each of their concerts.

The concert choir, strings, men’s ensemble and symphonic band performed Dec. 8.

The percussion groups, freshman bands, flute trio, chamber orchestra and symphonic orchestra performed Dec. 9.

The festival choir, freshman orchestra, freshman choir women’s ensemble and wind ensemble performed Dec. 10.

Gift certificates up to $25 were accepted, as well as video game consoles, DVDs, portable DVD players, headphones, toys, LEGO sets, craft kits, Play-Doh, art supplies and activity books.