This year I have 17 students, and I am trying to plan out the year-end recital. (I normally have only about 12 students, so this is why I have some questions!)

I'm planning on holding the recital at a nursing home, like I have done in the past. Usually the kids play 2 pieces, and then a fun Christmas piece/duet. Since there are 17 students, I have a feeling the program will be way to long for all the residents, not to mention the families coming. What do you suggest?

I thought each student could play 2 pieces if I hold it in Nov. (skip the Chirstmas songs) OR everyone plays 1 piece and 1 Christmas piece... I don't know! I do not want the program to last more then 45min.-an hour.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!