North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

November 30, 2012

Concert band to play free Christmas concert in Gardendale

From staff reports
North Jefferson News

GARDENDALE — Upholding a 10-year tradition, the Birmingham Community Concert Band will host a free Christmas concert in Gardendale this year.

The hour-long program is scheduled for Sunday, 3 p.m., at the Gardendale Civic Center.

“The presentation has been well-received by residents in the Gardendale area in the past, and all are welcome to attend,” said Larry York, president of the Gardendale Arts Council.

There is no charge to attend the concert.

“It is a gift from the city of Gardendale and the Gardendale Arts Council to help you get into the Christmas spirit,” York said. The Birmingham Community Concert Band is made up of 40 musicians who have other full-time positions, but who desire to share their love of music with the community.

“The band will play your favorite Christmas songs and it will be a fun time for all,” York said.