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Community Band presents holiday concert Dec. 11

The Hendersonville Community Band will present its 31st holiday concert, “Sounds of the Season,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Blue Ridge Conference Hall at BRCC.

Guest soprano soloist Mary Beth Brody will join the band and lead the audience for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and a Christmas Pop Sing-A-Long. Solo pieces with band accompaniment are "On with the Snow!" "Still, Still, Still" and "Grown-Up Christmas List." Brody holds a master’s degree in choral conducting and voice pedagogy from Loyola University. She moved to the area in 2000 and continues an active career in conducting choral groups and as a vocalist.

The guest conductor on this concert, Chris Wilson, is no stranger to Hendersonville as he grew up here and graduated from Hendersonville High School. Wilson earned his masters in conducting from Northern Arizona University and was an outstanding band director for many years. A few years ago, he changed his emphasis and is currently finishing his doctorate in school administration while serving as assistant principal at HHS. Wilson will conduct "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and play in the trumpet and percussion sections.

HCB's conductor and musical director for the past 12 seasons, Winford Franklin, will be on the podium for additional numbers including "Away in a Manger," "It Came upon a Midnight Clear," "Mary’s Little Boy Child," "Greensleeves" and more.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance from Henderson County Visitors Center and Crate Wine Market in Laurel Park. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information call 828-713-8590.