The grades 4-6 did not have a Christmas concert for reasons that the parents didn't quite understand. Instead they had an end of year "spectacle", which basically meant they sang Christmas songs in June and played in the now traditional xylophone and recorder ensembles. I'm sad to report that although they have improved, they are still really, really bad and after four years of this we're increasingly annoyed by the waste of time. So many of the kids in Elizabeth's grade have taken extracurricular music - many of them MYC. They are definitely capable of much more. The school is good at many things but it was definitely a good call not to rely on this particular teacher for Elizabeth's primary musical education.
In fact, we decided that next year we will not allow the music teacher to teach Matthew. (Elizabeth says that she doesn't mind.)