Tri-county symphonic band to spread holiday cheer

Nov 29, 2018

MARION — Whether you go for the band, the concert choir, the sing-along, or the chance to star as a jingle bell soloist along with the Tri-County Symphonic Band (no rehearsal required), the Children’s Christmas Concert has a little something for everyone who enjoys holiday music. 

The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, celebrates the holiday season with its annual Children’s Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Sippican School in the Multi-Purpose Room.

The concert is a family event for all ages and free of charge.

The Tri-County Symphonic Band will perform seasonal favorites including “A Most Wonderful Christmas”, “Celtic Carol”, “Christmas at the Movies” and “Christmas Lights”.  

A special part of this year’s concert will feature the Sippican School Concert Choir, under the direction of Patricia Richard performing a lovely setting of “Away in a Manger" and a colorful arrangement of "Up on the House Top." The Concert Choir will also perform "The Christmas Song" with the Tri-County Symphonic Band.

The youngsters in the audience will enter a drawing with the winners playing the sleigh bells with the Tri-County Symphonic Band in its rendition of Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”.

The concert will conclude with a “Christmas Sing-a-long” featuring the Sippican School Concert Choir and special guests, followed by a volunteer community band called the "Cottage Street Jam Band", under the direction of Hannah Moore, leading a march from the Sippican School to Island Wharf to greet Santa as he arrives via “water sleigh”.

As the band rounds the corner and jolly Santa’s in sight, he wishes peace to all and to all a good night!