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Allen Community Band Christmas Concert at the Civic Auditorium, Dec. 15th



The ACB Jazz Band kicks off the concert with jazz and swing arrangements of holiday music. Comprised of members of the parent organization, the Allen Community Jazz Band brings a unique perspective to many of the traditional holiday songs, including Rockin’ Around the Christmas Treeand an enjoyable selection entitled Trombones Under the Tree.  Arranged by Mark Woodward, the Saxophone Section will perform How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Under the leadership of Craig Logan, the Allen Community Band will perform medleys of popular Christmas songs that begin with A Christmas Fanfare, followed by Strike Up The Band!  With its quick, upbeat tempo, it is one of George and Ira Gershwin’s most famous pieces.  More classical selections include Alfred Reed’s arrangement of Greensleeves, which dates from circa 1360, and is better known today as What Child Is This?  The Liberty Bellby John Phillip Sousa brings the ensemble back to the traditional Band idiom.  This is one of Sousa’s most famous and recognizable marches.  The concert will conclude with Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.

The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15, at the Allen Public Library Auditorium. Free!

Early arrivals will enjoy one of the woodwind ensembles performing holiday selections in the Foyer.

Sponsored by the Allen Public Library and the Allen Community Band, the concert is free.  The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.