Community Band Holiday Concert Dec. 3

The spirit of the season will come to life as area musicians and members of the Hanover College community combine for the Madison Community Concert Band’s annual holiday concert.

The ensemble will present its Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts. The event is open to the public, free of charge.

Selections will include such wintertime favorites as "Blues for Santa," "A Home Alone Christmas," "A Letter to Santa" and "White Christmas," in addition to others. The event will also feature a traditional sing-along.

Madison Community Concert Band was formed in March 2009 to help celebrate the City of Madison’s bicentennial. The ensemble, with more than 30 members, features local residents, as well as Hanover students and faculty.

Hanover students performing as part of the band include senior Edrei Garcia (euphonium), juniors Brandon Bush (percussion), Courtney Cox (trumpet) and Aaron Petersen (trumpet), as well as sophomore Ashley Mull (tenor saxophone). Hanover alumni in the troupe are Scott Davis '79 (baritone saxophone), Gerrie Hallas '85 (flute) and Charlie Schnabel '59 (trombone).

David Mruzek, professor of music and director of Hanover's instrumental programs, plays euphonium in the ensemble.

The Madison Community Concert Band is directed by Mark Johnson.

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