Crimson Elite spreads the holiday joy


Members of Crimson Elite Tayler Shellhase ’19, Izze Schwab ’20, and Marah Shumard ’18 sang to teachers in the break room during their lunch. Photo by: Jed Martin

Crimson Elite shared their holiday spirit with the community by caroling at the school, door to door to Fairbury residents, local businesses, and at the hospital and nursing homes.

“We sang lots of songs. Some of them are ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’, ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’. I went because I like singing and I like Christmas!” Marah Shumard ’18 said. “It was a great time. Some people gave us food too.”


Jayson Klaumann ’19, Dakota Gladson ’19, and Leah Mach ’18 are just a few of the musically inclined members of Crimson Elite. They also held leading roles in this year’s production of The Little Mermaid. Photo by: Jed Martin.

Members of Crimson Elite dressed in festive Christmas sweaters and performed holiday tunes around the community.

“Caroling was so much fun! We drove to different businesses around the town. Everyone loved it and we harmonized our voices well,” Britney Scheetz ’18 said.

The singing group visited Gardenside nursing home and entertained the residents there, as well as to the elementary schools.


Senior Britney Scheetz has been a member of show choir for four years. During her time as a performer, the show choir has been directed by three different teachers. Photo by: Jed Martin

“The nursing home people’s faces lit us as we sang. We had five songs including one song that had a kazoo part,” Scheetz said. “When we sang to the elementary schools, some of the children sang along with us. We all had a great time!”