Creston Community Band members Caroline Martin and Carla Ahern in a concert.

Creston Community Band members Caroline Martin and Carla Ahern in a concert.

Creston Community Band hosting third annual Christmas concert

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The Creston Community Band is pleased to welcome all to its third Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

Guests can enjoy an evening of favourite Christmas music at the St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church hall, sing along to favourite carols and listen to Christmas music by Kokanee Brass. St. Stephen’s will operate a concession with tables set about for a relaxed intimate atmosphere. Concession proceeds will go to a selected charity.

The present Creston Community Band was formed in 1989 by a small group of dedicated musicians who saw a real need to provide appropriate music at various Creston area functions. Band members come from all parts of the community. It even has a bit of international flair with one member making the journey from Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho.

Under the direction of Monte Anderson, the Creston Community Band has a large repertoire that includes upbeat swing, jazz, Dixie, film and television tunes, Broadway hits, classical, traditional and dance tunes. It plays something for all musical types and tastes.

The band is always looking for new members, so if you are a recent player or have not played since school (however long ago that was), from piccolo to tuba, come talk to us and we will help you get back into the “swing” of things.

The band has moved to St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church hall where it stores its music library, drums, stands and other equipment. The move allowed it to practice and perform in the same location, although while continuing to support local functions at other venues.

Admission to the Dec. 7 concert is $10; the doors open at 7 p.m. The Creston Community Band rehearses at 7 p.m. Monday evenings at the St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church Hall. To learn more, visit www.crestonbc.com/ccb.

—CRESTON COMMUNITY BAND