Mall shopping in December usually leaves me feeling like I’ve run the White Rock Marathon, but my trip to NorthPark on Friday was a treat. Espree, Lake Highlands High School’s pop vocal group, was there near the Dillard’s fountain wearing Santa hats and singing Christmas classics for the crowds.

Espree singers had a marathon of their own Friday, first performing in the Medical City atrium for patients, staff and visitors, and later visiting two retirement centers to carol for residents there. Surprising none of us, they sang like every holiday song was number one on their personal ipod, dancing and smiling all the way. They’ll also perform a candlelit Christmas concert Tuesday, December 14 with the combined choirs of LHHS in the school auditorium at 7:30 pm.

All this caroling will be great practice as our own school glee club gets ready for their annual Christmas ski trip and performance in Breckinridge, Colorado, where they’ll take a break from the slopes every afternoon to sing for vacationers in the ski village. Many families there say Espree’s performances have become a part of their own family holiday traditions.

When Espree returns to LH, they’ll jump right into preparations for their annual show in the LHHS auditorium on February 26 and 27. You can also book Espree for your church, civic or social event by emailing LHHS’s choir director, Michael O’Hern here.