Community band performs at ICHS on Sunday, Dec. 11


The Belle Valley Community Band’s brass section is comprised of some of the best musicians performing in Lapeer County and the entire region.

IMLAY CITY — The Belle Valley Community Band (BVCB) celebrates the holiday season with a presentation of “Winter Wonderland – A Season of Traditions” at the Imlay City High School gymnasium at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.

BVCB spokesperson Art Smith says the upcoming concert rill feature variations of traditional Christmas favorites.

He adds that this year’s concert will also include an “old-fashioned” sing-along to involve audience members.

The Dec. 11 concert will feature a trio of conductors, to include Dave Coon, Christine Dodge and Steve Burns.

Among the musical selections are Christmas March by Edwin Franko Goldman; Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre; 12 Days of Christmas by Jerry H. Bilik; Sleigh Ride by Lero Anderson; Polar Express by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard; Laughing All the Way by Jaimes Pierpont; and White Christmas by Irving Berlin.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.