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Longhorn band to hold Christmas concert
by Crickett Iley
Dec 01, 2011 | 397 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Music makes the magic as we prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of the birth of Christ.

Christmas is in the air. The decorations are coming out of storage. The Christmas cards are waiting to be mailed. The radio stations are playing our favorite holiday tunes. Shoppers melodically meander throughout the store aisles in search of the perfect gift, while families bake their favorite goodies to be shared with those they love.

Nary an hour goes by that we will not be surrounded by the business of the season. But what keeps us moving, toward Christmas day is the rhythmic sounds of beloved Christmas classics.

It is one thing to listen with your head as you hurry through your preparations. It is another thing all together, to slow down, sit down and take in the genius of music performed by a live orchestra.

On Tuesday evening, Dec. 6 join the George West Band Boosters and the Mighty Longhorn Concert Band for an evening of delicious dining and heartfelt music.

This years dinner tickets are now on sale for $8 from any band booster member or by contacting the band hall. Dinner will be served between 5:30 - 7 p.m. as dine in or carry out. The dinner consists of turkey, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce and roll with tea and pie.

The concert which features students from the entire band program is free to the public. The Christmas concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Both events are being held in the George West Cafetorium.

Longhorn Band Director Jim Cordani and Assistant Director Melissa Olsson always set the bar high for their students. This weeks challenges include ongoing preparation for Saturday’s Region Band try-outs in Corpus Christi in addition to fine tuning the Christmas Concert. Band parents are encouraged to ask their student the details of the upcoming schedule so they can better guide them to a happy and successful outcome through the busy month of December.
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