The Dracut High Orchestra performs a holiday concert for residents at Atria  Marland Place in Andover.COURTESY PHOTOSun staff photos can be ordered by
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By Emily Kelliher

DRACUT -- The Dracut High School Orchestra recently performed its annual holiday concert at Atria Marland Place, an assisted-living facility in Andover.

The orchestra, conducted by Robin Mallory, an instrumental-strings teacher at DHS, played songs for Christmas and Hanukkah for the residents.

The residents' faces were bright as they sang along with such well-known holiday tunes as "Jingle Bells," "S'vivon" and "Silent Night."

They also heard solos by Tara Brownson (cello), Jaqueline Courtney (violin), Marcus Kuhs (viola), Brittany Petros (flute) and Jessica Toupin (voice).

The concert went exceptionally well, and Orchestra members celebrated with cookies and other snacks, courtesy of the Marland Place staff.

The author is a senior at Dracut High School.