The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is excited to partner with the Shinnston Community Band and the Brass Rhythm and Sax Orchestra for “A Community Christmas Concert” in downtown Clarksburg on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the historic Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center located at 444 W. Pike St. in Clarksburg.
“A Community Christmas Concert” will feature the Brass Rhythm and Sax Orchestra’s jazz, swing, and standard version of holiday favorites, according to a news release. Following a brief intermission, the Shinnston Community Band will provide more Christmas classics in their traditional concert band style.
“This concert just fits at the Robinson Grand,” said Jason A Young, the Robinson Grand’s program manager. “We’ll be sitting in an over-100-year-old theatre listening to holiday music played by big bands.”
The Shinnston Community Band is a 70+ member musical organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation of the arts in Shinnston and in the North-Central West Virginia area by performing a wide variety of music for community events and area festivals throughout the year.
“The community band from Shinnston is hugely popular in our region of the state,” said Young. “Their annual Fourth of July concert draws a crowd that is somewhere near 1,000 people.”
The Brass Rhythm and Sax Orchestra is West Virginia’s newest and swingiest community band. Formed by members of the Shinnston Community Band, they possess a passion for the classic American songbook and the improvised melodies of the jazz era.
“This show features Christmas music from two community bands for only seven dollars,” said Young. “You really can’t beat it!”
Tickets for “A Community Christmas Concert” are $7. All tickets can be purchased online at tickets.therobinsongrand.com or by calling the Robinson Grand ticketing center at 855-773-6283.