WHAT: Violin, cello, guitar, drums, xylophone and resonator bells are among the instruments third-graders in the orchestra at the Montebello Unified school will be playing at the inaugural Winter Concert this Thursday.

The holiday performance is the first for the school and the first concert for many of the students, who will performing in front of approximately 150 parents and 90 students.

Music students also had the special opportunity this year to hear solo performances from a Suva support staff member and a parent volunteer who played the cello and clarinet, respectively.

The Suva Elementary School Orchestra is led by Sheryl Lewis-Gordon, who has been teaching music and visual arts for over 30 years at Suva.

WHEN: 8:30 Thursday, Dec. 18

WHERE: Suva Elementary School, 6740 Suva St., Bell Gardens, CA 90201

WHO: MUSD Board of Education and Cabinet Members, Suva Elementary School students and parents