Dexter Community Band will be performing their annual Christmas concert on Dec. 10 at 3 PM at Dexter High School Center for Performing Arts.
Founded in 1982, “Community” may be a misnomer when describing this ensemble. Under the direction of conductor William Gourley, the symphonic band maintains a high degree of excellence and professionalism from the almost 100 volunteers who participate. In 2001 the Band toured Europe.
Their Christmas Concert is always a highlight of the season featuring familiar holiday standards as well as larger and more complex symphonic pieces celebrating the season. For lovers of classical music, this is a fortunate local treat. There will be a special visitor from the North Pole too!
One popular holiday standard at the concert is the fun-loving tuba holiday tune by Norlan Bewley. The concert will also feature the band’s annual audience sing-a-long. Cookies and punch will be served after the performance.
The Community Band’s Holiday Brass ensemble will also perform Saturday, Dec. 9 at Briarwood Mall at 3 PM as part of The Lucy Ann Lance Show’s annual “Hometown Christmas Show” on radio station 1290 AM.
All of the Band’s concerts are free. The Center for the Performing Arts is located in Dexter High School at 2200 N. Parker Rd., Dexter. For more information contact Karla Linkner at 734 426 2734.