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Looking for holiday cheer? See a student production and help support local arts education

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Many students across Southern California are winding down classroom work this week and preparing for the winter break. Burbank Unified, LAUSD and Pasadena Unified will all start holiday vacations after school wraps up on Friday.

But some  holiday productions, put on by students, will be in full swing. Below is a list of student concerts and performances open to the public.

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  • Los Angeles Unified's All City High School Honor Marching Band will perform at Dodger Stadium December 23 at 11 a.m. The marching band also has a performance at Disneyland December 29 and it will perform during the 125th annual Rose Parade. For further details, contact Beyond the Bell, the district's after school branch.

  • The Association of Professionals & Students will host its Christmas program Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. The group is a nonprofit that works with low-income youth. The production is called "Voices of Christmas" and will take place in Huntington Park. More information is available on the group's Facebook page.

  • Pasadena Unified has published a list of its holiday performances. Jackson Elementary's holiday performance will be Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Sierra Madre Middle School's holiday concert is Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  A complete list is available on the district's website.

  • Marching bands from Los Angeles Unified and Pasadena City College will be among more than 10 marching bands from around the world that will perform during Bandfest at Pasadena City College, Dec. 29-30. All the schools will also perform during the Rose Parade.

  • Long Beach Polytechnic High School will host the New City Public School's 14th annual Evening for Peace and Human Rights Thursday starting at 5 p.m. TK-8th grade students will showcase their artwork and also take part in music and dance performances. The night will also include a silent auction and raffle.

  • South Pasadena High School students will perform a winter dance concert at the school at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

  • The Music Center – which provides arts education in a variety of formats to students throughout L.A. County – will host its annual holiday sing-a-long Friday. The free event in downtown Los Angeles requires tickets, which are distributed starting at 6 p.m. Lyric sheets are provided.

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