Rochester Community Concert Band Presents ‘Sounds of the Holidays’

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present their “Sounds of the Holidays” concert on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rochester High School Auditorium. The concert is open to the public and free to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted.

The Rochester Community Concert Band seated on stage all dressed in black with their instruments on their laps.

Sounds of the Holidays

The concert will include, among others,” Christmas March” by Edwin F. Goldman, “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed, Percy Grainger’s “Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon,” and Beethoven’s “Adagio Cantabile from the Sonata Pathetique.”

In addition, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the RCCB will perform three selections by two prominent women composers, “Christmas Toons” and “The Little Drummer Boy’s Bolero” by Julie Giroux, and “Awakenings” by Kimberly Archer. Also, Dr. Robert Shaner, Superintendent of the Rochester Community Schools, will narrate “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” as set to music by Robert W. Smith.

Santa himself will make a guest appearance performing in a special arrangement of “Hallelujah Chorus” for Trombone Quartet and Band and will also be available for pictures immediately following the concert.

The Rochester Community Concert Band also welcomes guest conductors Mr. David Uhrig, Director of Bands at Rochester High School, and Jaron Kirshenbaum.

About Rochester Community Concert Band

The 70-member all-volunteer Rochester Community Concert Band is conducted by Paul F. DeRubeis and includes adult community members and advanced high school students from greater Rochester and Rochester Hills as well as students from Macomb Community College. The band also has openings for new members in the clarinet, bassoon, tuba and euphonium sections. The RCCB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization; donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.

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