The sounds of the season will ring out from Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre, Sunday, December 1, as the Knoxville Community Band presents its annual holiday concert. The 3:00 p.m. performance is free.
The concert will kick off with composer Leroy Anderson’s pops classic “A Christmas Festival.” The piece is a spirited medley of Christmas favorites, from “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” to “Jingle Bells.”
Nine other selections will fill you with holiday cheer. The roster includes Darlene Love’s 1963 hit “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” and a Kenny Bierschenk arrangement of medieval holiday music.
The Knoxville Community Band is sponsored by the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department. It gives adult musicians the opportunity to perform in various concerts, including a summer series and other festivals and City events throughout the year. The band’s next performance will be in spring 2020 in Knoxville.
KCB is directed by Larry Hicks, retired band director of Heritage High School in Maryville. Mark Boring, also retired from the Blount County school system, is the assistant band director.
For background on KCB, concert footage and a schedule of planned concerts: http://knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/parks_and_recreation/programs/knoxville_community_band