By Benjamin Hanby / arr. Scott Watson
Challenger Band Series
"Once on a spooky Christmas eve, as Santa was making deliveries, a fog rolled in and howls rang out, and Santa landed on a 'haunted house'!" This creative premise leads to a spooky-cool treatment of the Christmas favorite, "Up on the Housetop." The piece includes an optional narrator part (which reveals a surprise ending), and uses "toy" percussion instruments to great effect. "Up on a Haunted Housetop" is an unexpectedly delightful piece to program for your winter concert.