The Tusculum College band program will welcome the Christmas season in its annual holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Tusculum’s Concert Band, Jazz Band and Handbell Choir will be joined by some special guests providing narration and vocals during the concert, which is free and open to the public. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building.
Visuals and a few surprises are planned for the concert that will feature Christmas standards and contemporary carols. The Concert Band will be performing “We Three Kings,” and it will be joined by the Handbell Choir for “American Bell Carol” by Robert W. Smith, “Away in a Manager,” “Carol of the Bells” and “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
The holidays will take on a swing step as the Jazz Band performs “Christmas Time is Here,” “Rest Ye Merry Samba,” “Doctor No-el,” “Santa Baby” and “Holiday Joy,” based on Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” with arrangement by Victor Lopez.
The Handbell Choir will perform “Welcome Christmas” from Dr. Seuss’s “Grinch” and “A Midnight Clear.”
The band program began in 2010 with the formation of a pep band and has grown to include a Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Handbell Choir and various small ensembles.