The band's joint Christmas concert with the Massanutten Brass Band was a huge success. The combined effort raised over $2000 for the Harrisonburg Salvation Army. Both bands performed to an audience of well over 450 and received a standing ovation at the conclusion of the concert after performing Leroy Anderson's "A Christmas Festival" with massed bands. After a break for the holidays, the band will begin preparing for a concert to be shared with the internationally recognized James Madison University Brass Band.
Only one more rehearsal until the band's first performance of the season - Christmas in Brass! This annual benefit concert for the the Salvation Army will also feature the Massanutten Brass Band directed by Kevin Stees. Youth band director, Rhonda Stees, is pulling out all the stops for an exciting and entertaining evening of holiday favorites. After each band performs, the evening will conclude with combined bands performing the ever popular "A Christmas Festival" by Leroy Anderson.