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Slow down and enjoy the season with two free holiday concerts on Dec. 16 and 21

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Every year, the holiday rush includes gift shopping, parties, school plays and other activities. But, there are two upcoming opportunities to enjoy some seasonal music and slow things down.

Known for their summer concert series, the Corpus Christi Municipal Band will present their second annual free Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 16. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Retama Room, second floor, in the Harvin Student Center on Del Mar College’s (DMC) East Campus at Ayers and Baldwin.

Take an imaginary sleigh ride with the Municipal Band as they perform traditional holiday music while providing a festive time. Visit facebook.com/CCMunicipalBand for more information about the Municipal Band.

On Friday, Dec. 21, organizers of the annual TubaChristmas performance will celebrate 20 years of bringing “Winter Wonderland” memories to the Coastal Bend. Each year, nearly 100 tuba, euphonium, baritone and sousaphone musicians play everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes. This musical event promises to get attendees in the holiday spirit.

TubaChristmas begins at noon at Plains Capital Bank located at 500 North Shoreline.

Both concerts are free with Coastal Bend residents of all ages invited to attend. For more information about either concert, contact the DMC Music Department at 698-1214.

Area brass players interested in participating with TubaChristmas can attend the rehearsal from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the morning of Dec. 21 in Room 127 of the Center for the Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (6300 Ocean Drive). Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a $5 registration fee. TubaChristmas carol books will be available for $15. Hats and scarves will also be available for purchase. Musicians must provide their own stands for the rehearsal and performance.

This year’s conductors are Dan T. Sipes of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with retired DMC faculty member David Irving serving as master of ceremonies.

Free parking will be available at the university while street parking is available at Plains Capital Bank.


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