Community band celebrates ‘A Sentimental Christmas’


The Bowling Green Area Community Band and BiG Band will perform "A Sentimental Christmas"
Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Bowling Green City Schools’ Performing Arts Center.
Under the baton of Thomas R. Headley, the concert band has planned traditional carols, novelty pieces,
pop tunes and a touch of the Boston Pops Orchestra.
The brass section will herald the concert’s opening with James Swearingen’s arrangement of "O Come,
All Ye Faithful." "The Christmas Concerto" features local educators Cindy Brechmacher and
Heather Kramer from Bowling Green and Cindy Stump, from Haskins.
The band will introduce two new pieces, "A Childhood Remembered" by Rossano Galante and
"Starlight" by David Gorham. The concert will conclude with a rousing, New Orleans-style
arrangement of the spiritual, "Go Tell It On The Mountain."
The BiG Band, directed by William E. Lake, has programmed "This Christmas" featuring alto sax
soloist Dan Schellhas;  "Snow Business" featuring Allison Merrill, Stephen Merrill, Fleming
Fallon and John Kloor; and the Frank Loesser classic "Baby, It’s Cold Outside" with Emily and
Bill Lake, handling the vocal duet.
The concert and post-show reception are free. Donations to support the band will be collected.

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