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its beginning to look a lot like Augie Christmas

Greetings fellow vikings! First off, I’d like to wish everyone a happy holidays! Time seems to have gone by a lot slower since returning from thanksgiving break…but its made tolerable by the promise of my favorite holiday CHRISTMASS!


Upon returning from thanksgiving break, my roomie and I decided to deck the dorm(?) and do a bit of decorating:



This week has been pretty hectic, but with a Christmas pandora station and the overall good feeling that is the holiday season, I’ve been able to get through it.What the best part about this time of year though is that I get to experience what an Augustana Christmas is, from baking Christmas cookies in the bakery to the rehearsals for Christmas at Augustana, It seems that everyone has their own way of celebrating the holiday season. Last night I had a two hour dress rehearsal for Augustana Christmas and yet again, Augustana has proven to have been the right choice. The decorations and ability to come together with my friends from other ensembles outside of band to share the gift of music is something I knew I couldn’t find elsewhere. I didnt play much on the concert so I took some pictures of the elaborate decorations that decked the halls of centennial:

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Today I did some volunteer work and had the chance to partake in a newer tradition as I volunteered with the National Band Association to lay out over 700 luminarias to light the way to centennial hall with some close friends:

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(Photos Courtesy of Sarah Bromberger)

Even though it was cold, we were still able to have a good time while also spreading some Christmas spirit. Well I must now go get ready for the concert tonight, if you went tell me what you thought in the comments. Good luck with the weeks to come and im wishing you all a happy holidays! Goodbye for now :]

With that Christmas Cheer,

Barrie Chileen


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