BG community bands to perform sounds of the season, Sunday

Bowling Green Area Community Band


Music to accompany every mood of the holiday season will be offered next Sunday, December 10, by the Bowling Green Area Community Bands. From popular film score melodies to reflective, spiritual selections the bands promise an uplifting afternoon of music.

The BGACB Concert Band, conducted on this concert by Assistant Conductor Catherine Lewis of Oak Harbor, opens the 4 p.m. concert with a new spin on a traditional carol, And Heaven and Nature Ring.  On the lighter side, the Concert Band will perform selections from movie the Polar Express and Leroy Anderson’s classic Sleigh Ride.

The Big Band BG, the jazz ensemble of the BGACB, offers two traditional numbers, Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming and Greensleeves.  The BiG Band also honors the Grammy Hall of Fame soundtrack of the beloved Charlie Brown’s Christmas, which featured the groundbreaking jazz score by pianist Vince Guaraldi.

Three pieces on Sunday’s concert will feature baritone Richard Lewis of the staff of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Richard, the brother of conductor Catherine Lewis, is a graduate of both the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana. Mr. Lewis has appeared across in the country with renowned ensembles including the Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland Opera and the Pittsburgh Symphony. During the BGACB program, Mr. Lewis will sing the Franz Biebl setting of Ave Maria, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and selections from Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

The BGACB performs in the Bowling Green Schools’ Performing Arts Center, 530 West Poe Road, Bowling Green.  The facility is fully accessible to those with physical challenges and there is ample parking.

The BGACB performs a six-concert schedule throughout the year, including two outdoor concerts in the Bowling Green community. The other conductors of the BGACB are Thomas R. Headley, Concert Band and William Lake,  BiG Band, both of Bowling Green. This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome, to support the BGACB, which is a 501c3 non-profit.