Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Nov 21 2018
Allen Community Band Christmas Concert!



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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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 Allen Community Band Christmas Concert!

Take time to relax before the final rush to the big day!! Join theAllen Community Band for
an enjoyable concert featuring famous songs of the season at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at the Allen Public Library Civic Auditorium.

If Santa is Up on the Housetop, can he really Rock the House? Find out as the Allen Community Jazz Band kicks off the concert with swing arrangements of holiday music.  Allen Community Jazz Band brings a new perspective to many of the traditional holiday songs.

Directed by Craig Logan, The Allen Community Band takes the stage and begins with Prestissimo.  Its rapid, upbeat tempo, is one of 197 Marches and Gallops composed by Karl King and features all sections of the Band.

Those desiring music of a more classical nature will enjoy A Carmen Christmas…yes, that Carmen!  With themes of the famous opera mixed with traditional holiday music, this selection will delight everyone from young to old.

While on the subject of classical music…what is more Christmas than music from
The Nutcracker Suite? Under the direction of Chris Xeros, ACB Associate Director, and founding Conductor of the Richardson Symphony and Allen Philharmonic, this transcription includes four
sections of the famous ballet including Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Waltz of the Flowers.

The Thunderer, by John Phillip Sousa, brings the ensemble back to the Band idiom. 
This is one of Sousa’s most famous and recognizable marches.

The Band will conclude the concert with their annual performance of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.

Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the concert is free.  The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.