Blackstone Valley Community Band Plans Holiday Concert

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Members of the Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band, which will present a winter holiday concert on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Photo Credit: Contributed

UXBRIDGE, Mass. -  The Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band, under the direction of Kathleen Penza, will perform its 11th  annual Winter Holiday Concert, “Holiday Pops”, at the brand new Uxbridge High School Auditorium, 300 Quaker Highway, Uxbridge,on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

Admission is free, although donations will be gratefully
accepted.

This year’s concert will feature a wide variety of music to help celebrate the winter holiday season. Musical selections include: Sleigh Ride, Secret Agent Santa, Skater’s Waltz, Shalom, Somewhere In My Memory (written by John Williams and arranged by the band’s own Brian Beninati), Christmas on the Town Square, Christmas Prelude, A Fireside Christmas, C’est Noel, On This Day, and The Christmas Song (sung by the band’s resident vocalist, Brett Penza).

A carol sing-a-long will  include Santa
Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Silver Bells, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

The Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band consists of approximately 70 talented musicians from throughout the Blackstone Valley and beyond. It is directed
by Kathleen Penza, who is also the band’s founder.

There is no audition for anyone wishing to join, but at least high school proficiency is recommended. More
information is available at www.bvccband.org, or
contact our director at kmpenza@gmail.com.

The Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band is a non-profit organization. It is supported in part by grants from the Uxbridge, Northbridge, Douglas, Millville, Medway, Hopedale, and Blackstone Cultural Councils.

The band is also supported annually by Unibank and Schotanus Design Center.

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