Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Dec 5 2017
Allen Community Band Holiday Concert



Central Standard Time



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

Enjoy the sounds of the holidays performed by the Allen Community Band.  Relax, take the afternoon off, and join us for an incredible concert featuring famous songs of the season at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17 at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr.  Visit

Comprised of members of the parent organization, The Allen Community Jazz Band will begin the concert with outstanding jazz and swing arrangements of holiday music. The Jazz Band
is under the direction of Keith Petersen.

Under the leadership of Craig Logan, the Allen Community Band will perform Henry Fillmore’s America Exultant, a traditional march with the melodic line of America played by the low brass during
the trio section.

Major works include Sean O’Loughlin and Chris Sharp, which showcase traditional melodies such as Hark! The Herald Angel Sings, First Noel, Away in a Manger, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Joy to the World, and a host of others.  Roland Kernen’s Jewish Folksong Suite will follow.

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

Sponsored by the Allen Public Library and Allen Community Band, the concert is free.  Call 214-509-4911 for more information.