Blacksburg Community Band to present holiday concerts Sunday, Thursday

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The Blacksburg Community Band has been getting ready for its Sunday holiday concert.

The Blacksburg Community Band, under the direction of David McKee, will present its holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3:00 p.m. in the Blacksburg High School auditorium. Free refreshments will follow the performance.

The program will feature a wide array of selections to bring holiday cheer with something for everyone to enjoy.  A second concert will be performed on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:00 p.m. at Warm Hearth’s Village Center.

Upon completion of the concerts, the band will enjoy a short break before resuming rehearsals on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blacksburg High School band room.  Preparations will get under way for the spring concert scheduled for March 29 at 3:00 p.m. in the Blacksburg High School auditorium.

Blacksburg Community Band concerts are free, and audience members of all ages are invited to attend.

The band is an all-volunteer organization open to individuals in the New River Valley and surrounding areas looking to continue or re-foster their interest in music.

The band was formed in 1989 under the auspices of the Town of Blacksburg’s Department of Parks and Recreation. It was incorporated in Virginia as a non-profit corporation in 2007. The ensemble is open to individuals of all ages and ability levels from the New River Valley and surrounding areas and performs concerts throughout the New River Valley reaching more than 7,000 people.

More information about the band and other events can be found on the Blacksburg Community Band’s website at http://www.blacksburgcommunityband.org.