Christmas Day marks four months since the landfall of Hurricane Harvey. The Category 4 storm struck Rockport on Aug. 25, causing catastrophic destruction.
The high school was one of many buildings severely damaged. And for students, it looked like their annual choral Christmas show would be one more Harvey victim.
The running of scales and the tuning of instruments, the chaos before a symphony makes its own kind of music. But this pre-performance in Rockport has its own manic vibe.