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Christmas Band Concerts Scheduled at Greenville University

Christmas Band Concerts Scheduled at Greenville University
Greenville University is proud to showcase two different bands in holiday concerts this season.  At 7 pm on Thursday, December 6, the GU Jazz Band will share a jingly mix of Christmas tunes in Whitlock Music Center, on the corner of Elm and College. Featuring a festive jazz feel plus the rich vocals of Mikayla Hoult, this can’t-miss concert will leave you bright and cheerful in under an hour!

The Greenville University Concert Band hosts the ninth annual Christmas by the Fireside Concert on Sunday, December 9, also in Whitlock Music Center. This old-fashioned musical event will set a nostalgic tone for your Advent and Christmas season. The second in this year’s concert series, our annual event is full of heartwarming melodies that resonate “Christmas” with concertgoers. Emeritus faculty member Dr. Dan Jensen will once again narrate the concert from his chair by the fire as the band shares the season’s cherished traditional carols and fun Christmas songsBring your whole family out to savor the sparkling sounds of Christmas, sing along with carols, and visit for an hour or so by the fireside.

Admission to both concerts is free and open to the public. The bands are under the direction of Will Fairbanks, who since his arrival at GU in 2010 has expanded the instrumental music program to include the Greenville University Marching Panther Regiment marching band and the basketball pep band in addition to the concert and jazz bands.

This story was published on December 04, 2018

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