The Elkhart Municipal Band Celebrates the Holiday Season:
A Gift of Holiday Joy!
The Elkhart Municipal Band, sponsored by Mayor Tim Neese and the Elkhart City
Council, present their annual Christmas gift of holiday music.
Sunday Dec. 4th
The Lerner Theatre on Elkhart’s Gateway Mile.
Handbell pre-concert ‘Sounds of the Season’ will be performed at 1:45 pm by
The Jubilee Ringers of Elkhart County; Elkhart’s Handbell performing group,
now in their 29th community season.
The crowd-pleasing annual “Tuba Christmas” is featured within the concert.
Christmas favorites are played by a stage-filled group of tubists including tuba,
baritone & euphonium instruments. Players come from the surrounding
The concert opener is a collection of holiday favorites with a joyful & buoyant
show-biz style that makes spirits bright! An unusual surprise is the band’s
rendition of “a rather different treatment of several Christmas songs,” according
to conductor Dave Swihart. This new arrangement to the band is titled: “Minor
Alterations- Christmas Through The Looking Glass.” It’s destined to become an
audience favorite. Other audience holiday favorites being performed include:
Carol of the Drum
Merry Christmas Darling
The holiday concert concludes with an exciting collection of standards in “A Most
Wonderful Christmas,” that features several band members and gets the
audience feet tapping and voices singing!