Band students stand for applause during the Columneezta Christmas band concert Thursday evening. Angie Mindus photo

Lakecity youth ready to put on a Christmas Concert this Thursday

This Thursday Lake City Secondary Campus is hosting its annual Christmas Concert.

This Thursday Lake City Secondary Campus is hosting its annual Christmas concert.

Featuring the Senior Tour Band, Jazz Band, Senior Beginner Band and Band 10 the event serves as a fundraiser for the school’s band program run by band director Laura Eilers. Eilers said that, as in previous years, the entire community is welcome and admission is by donation.

The various bands will be playing a mix of Christmas tunes and other music they’ve been working on since September such as Jingle Bells, The Hanging Tree, Afro Blue, Feliz Navidad and more. Most of the students have been playing with Eilers since Grade 7 and 8 and have upwards of three years experience with their instruments.

Read More: VIDEO: LCSS Tour Band visiting New York City and Boston

“The energy is so positive, the kids are so great they’re so excited to be able to perform their pieces and they’ve been working so incredibly hard,” Eilers said. “They’re just great kids to put in the work and have a lot to show for it.”

Playing Christmas music for the community every year helps make this particular concert Eilers’ favourite to put on. She believes it’s a great way for locals to get in the Christmas spirit and to come and listen to what the kids have been doing year round. It’s a great recruitment tool too, in her opinion, as it shows young parents and their children what they have to look forward to when they go to high school.

“The band program is important because it’s something that the kids can gravitate towards and have finished product that they can all work together towards creating,” Eilers said. “It’s also a great place for students who don’t necessarily have any other place to be and we have just a supportive network with all the kids, myself and my co-worker Dena Baumann.”

Eilers encourages the whole town to come and support her bands and enjoy the Christmas spirit.

The concert gets underway at Lake City Secondary School WL campus at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Read More: WE Day offers inspiration for lakecity students



patrick.davies@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Evacuation alert issued for one property 20 km north of Williams Lake

The alert was issued by the CRD late Thursday afternoon

Large rogue floating ‘island’ corralled by Lac la Hache residents

At least 60 feet wide, this large mass of plants is free-floating on the lake

SMART55: Quesnel Lake offers a lifetime of making memories

The Gerich family moved around B.C. for work but always returned to Quesnel Lake

RCMP responded to reports of suicidal male near Lac la Hache

Subject treated and released into care of family

B.C. identifies 20 new COVID-19 cases, travellers specified in count

Pandemic total 3,028 cases, 51 people from outside Canada

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

Hefty undeclared driver charges piling up, ICBC warns customers

Average extra penalty $2,971 after an at-fault accident

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

B.C. appeals judge’s decision to leave three clubhouses in Hells Angels hands

The province has filed two notices of appeal related to the B.C. Supreme Court decision

Conservation officers relocate Spirit bear known to roam northwestern B.C.

Bear roamed valley north of Terrace for many years

B.C. premier applauds call to decriminalize drug possession

Police shouldn’t struggle with health issues, Horgan says

Most Read