"We're going to do five pieces by the entire band and the jazz band will be doing three pieces in between," director David Snipes said. "We're even going to have our color guard and majorettes do our Christmas parade piece.
"... We're going to take songs from some different places like France, England and Italy and, of course, America. We even put in our script that we're doing one for the North Pole."
He said the purpose of the performance is to not only entertain, but to inform.
"The idea of the show is of course to play music from different parts of the world, but also we'll have someone read about a minute, a minute and a half, of traditions from France and Italy, so it will be an educational and musical presentation at the same time," Snipes said.
He said each year the band highlights one or two students during the Christmas performance
"We've got a vocalist, [junior] Ryan Brideau, the high school's representative for the fine arts department governor's honors program this year ... he's actually going to be singing the Italian song for us," Snipes said. "We're going to go back in time and do Christmas from the 1950s where we'll feature our senior saxophone player Ben Vagase."
He said some familiar tunes will include "Sleigh Ride" and "Deck the Halls."
"Ones not American that people might recognize is the French piece, 'Bring a Torch' and 'Angels We Have Heard on High.'"
Snipes said overall he would like for guests to see how students learn in other academic areas through activities like band.
"It's going to be as much educational as it is entertaining, and I think in our society, we're well-supported here in Cartersville and a lot of places aren't and we just want to show how much education a student gets," Snipes said. "We want [guests] to see the education that comes along with the performance."