Community band and Cariboo Men’s Choir members joined the Salvation Army in kicking off the Christmas Kettle Campaign at Walmart on Saturday

Community band and Cariboo Men’s Choir members joined the Salvation Army in kicking off the Christmas Kettle Campaign at Walmart on Saturday

Christmas concerts begin this week

The Lake City Secondary Junior Grade 7/8 Band will join with the Williams Lake Community Band in concert today.

The Lake City Secondary Junior Grade 7/8 Band will join with the Williams Lake Community Band in concert today, Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Columneetza Campus on Western Avenue.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. says community band member Rocco Catalano.

During the Winter Lights Festival this weekend the Williams Lake Community Band will also be performing on Saturday, Dec. 5 starting at 7 p.m. in the Winter Lights Community Centre venue at 370 Proctor Street adjacent to Red Tomato Pies.

The concert follows the Santa Parade that starts at 6 p.m.

The 10th annual Tuba Christmas Concert takes place at St. Andrew’s United Church on Huckvale Place on Wednesday, Dec. 9 starting at 7:30 p.m.

Groups performing this year will be the Cariboo Christmas Brass;  Cariboo Mens’ Choir; Quintet Plus choir and Synergy, a trio of three local singers.

Funds raised go to the Salvation Army Food Fund and TubaJohn’s Memorial Cariboo Arts Festival, Instrumental Scholarships.

“There will also be the singing of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, which has become a traditional for this event, and of course, the Christmas carol sing-a-long with the Christmas Brass accompanying the choirs, which will lead the audience in songs of the season,” Catalano says.

The Lake City Secondary Senior Band (grades 8 to 12 students) will be in concert with the Cariboo Gold Dance Band Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Williams Lake Campus on Carson Drive starting at 7 p.m.

The Cariboo Gold Dance Band will also join with the choir Quintet Plus for a concert for residents and their families at the Seniors’ Village on Monday, Dec. 14 starting at 7 p.m.

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