Come and enjoy the sounds of the season at the annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church of Hudson located at 47 Aurora St. in Hudson. Conductor Ralph Meyer, who founded the band in 1997, says the audience will enjoy a holiday music tour de force. This concert is free (no admission charged) and open to the community.
The program will include a variety of Christmas favorites including: Leroy Andersons A Christmas Festival, Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," Bach's "Jesu," Joy Of Man's "Desiring," "We Need A Little Christmas" from the musical "Mame," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," "Pat-A-Pan," "On A Catalonian Carol," the Carpenter's hit "Merry Christmas Darling," "The Little Drummer Boy," The Christmas Song - "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire," "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year," a Christmas Sing-A-Long and the audience favorite "Sleigh Ride."
Located just off the Village Green in Hudson, the First Congregational Church of Hudson is located at 47 Aurora St., less than 1/4 mile from the Clocktower.
The Western Reserve Community Band, founded in 1997, has grown to over 60 members from 19 surrounding communities. The mission is to provide free musical entertainment and cultural enrichment to communities throughout northeastern Ohio. The band is open to all adult instrumental musicians in Summit County and the surrounding area. Weekly rehearsals are at the Hudson Middle School Band Room on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
The band performs a wide variety of transcriptions, traditional band literature, marches, Broadway, show and popular tunes. There are no auditions and the conductor determines the seating based on ability and musical need. Membership in the band is offered to the community through the Hudson Community Education & Recreation program. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.westernreserveband.org.