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The Brass Band of Minot will carry out Christmas season music at its live performance on Sunday.

The Brass Band of Minot is getting within the vacation temper and celebrating British-style brass band historical past with its live performance, “Music of the Christmas Season,” on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Minot State College’s Ann Nicole Nelson Corridor.

North Dakota’s solely British-style brass band, the band is directed by Wayne Schempp and consists of brass and percussion gamers from Minot and different communities in northwest North Dakota who share a love of brass band music.

Particular visitor vocalist Terri Aldrich will be part of the band for 2 items written by former band member Wally Ost. Along with her work as a vocal performer, Aldrich is a long-time member of the board of the Minot Council on the Arts and the proprietor of the Kids’s Music Academy of Minot. One of many items, “Dreamer,” options lyrics by Aldrich’s daughter, Esther, whereas the opposite, “The Magic That Is Christmas” includes a poem by William “Whitey” Powell.

The band will play a number of items by William Gordon, a Salvation Military Band composer and conductor. In “Christmas Bolero” and “Christmas Canon,” Gordon weaves collectively acquainted Christmas tunes with classical music favorites. “Christmas Canon” combines Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” and “The First Noel.” “Christmas Bolero” combines Ravel’s “Bolero” and “the Little Drummer Boy.” “Nonetheless, Nonetheless, Nonetheless” is a conventional association of an previous Austrian Christmas Carol on the floor however nonetheless comprises Gordon’s trademark of weaving collectively totally different sounds.

Two well-liked vacation tunes will present a jazzy change of tempo. William Himes’ association of “White Christmas” has a smoky jazz styling, and Alan Fernie’s association of John Marks’ “Rudolph the Purple Nosed Reindeer” offers a jazzy twist to the basic.

The live performance will conclude with the “Hallelujah Refrain” from Handel’s “Messiah,” one of many band’s favourite items and a fantastic fanfare to finish a live performance.

Brass Band of Minot concert events are free and open to the general public although money and test donations are very welcome.

This mission is supported partly by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts.

The band’s 2022-2032 live performance season will proceed with concert events on Feb. 5 and April 2.





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