Elkhart Municipal Band Free Holiday Concert at the Lerner
The Elkhart Municipal Band, sponsored by Mayor Tim Neese and the Elkhart City Council, present their annual Christmas gift of holiday music.
Handbell pre-concert ‘Sounds of the Season’ will be performed at 1:45 pm by The Jubilee Ringers of Elkhart County; Elkhart’s Handbell performing group, now in their 30th community season. The crowd-pleasing annual “Tuba Christmas” is featured within the concert. Christmas favorites are played by a stage-filled group of tubists including tuba, baritone & euphonium instruments. Players come from the surrounding Michiana area.
The concert opener is a collection of holiday favorites with a joyful & buoyant show-biz style that makes spirits bright! An unusual surprise is the band’s rendition of “a rather different treatment of several Christmas songs,” according to conductor Dave Swihart. This new arrangement to the band is titled: “Minor Alterations- Christmas Through The Looking Glass.” It’s destined to become an audience favorite. Other audience holiday favorites being performed include Carol of the Drum, Merry Christmas Darling, and Feliz Navidad.
The holiday concert concludes with an exciting collection of standards in “A Most Wonderful Christmas,” that features several band members and gets the audience feet tapping and voices singing!
All this is packaged together with a holiday wish of peace, joy & goodwill to all, from the band personnel & the City of Elkhart.