Parents gathered in their scarves and umbrellas under a canopy to escape the rain to watch Robert Gisler Elementary School's orchestra.
With cameras, cell phones and video cameras trained on the two dozen students playing violins and acoustic guitars — along with a lone pianist and percussionist — parents watched the students while waiting for the holiday concert to begin.
Gisler hosted its annual Special Persons' Day as the rain trickled down on the campus.
Special Persons' Day is an annual holiday celebration where the students invite the special people in their lives to hear them sing and check out their schoolwork, fifth-grader and student council President Rachel Simurda said.
The concert was supposed to scheduled for the quad — complete with a handmade banner welcoming guests in silver glitter and dotted with paper penguins, snowmen, Christmas trees and Santas. Instead, it took place in the multi-purpose room with each grade coming one at a time, and the parents and guests rotating in with them.