Pleasanton Concert Band plans free holiday program this afternoon

'Christmas Flourish,' 'Journey through Orion' among melodies in program

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will present a concert of special Christmas music at 2 p.m. today in the downtown Firehouse Arts Center.

The concert band's "Holiday Concert" will feature "A Christmas Flourish," "Sure on this Shining Night," Fantasia on a Hymn by Praetorius," "Journey through Orion" and "When Jesus Wept."

Other music will include "Adagio," "Scene from the Louvre—Nativity Paintings," " Cartoon Christmas," "A New Dawn" and "Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company."

Concert band spokesman Bud Engel said that along with enjoying the familiar holiday melodies concert-goers may also have a "surprise visit from a representative of the North Pole."

The doors of the Firehouse Arts Center will open 20 minutes ahead of the scheduled concert, which is free to the public although donations will be accepted.

The Firehouse center is located at 4444 Railroad Ave. at Division Street.

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Posted by Bud Engel
a resident of Willow West
on Dec 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band is a real asset to the community. The concert is family oriented so all can attend and hear the wonderful sounds of the holiday season.

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Posted by Craig Rossi
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm

WOW, our community concert band is amazing. Thank you Jeb for letting us know about the concert, it was wonderful. There was good attendance, but I think there should have been more. I will definitely spread the word about how talented our band is. I hope the Pleasanton Weekly can get the word out, and remind our community how lucky we are to have 70 volunteers or more, coming together from all different backgrounds and ages, and uniting to become an amazing community band led by a very talented and experienced conductor Mr. Bob Williams.

First Class.

Craig Rossi

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