M State Band celebrates the season with concerts Dec. 12 and 13

Come along on a “Sleigh Ride” as the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Band shares an evening of seasonal favorites during its annual holiday concert.

Selections performed by the 40-plus musicians will include “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” a mambo-style version of “We Wish you a Merry Christmas,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and several Mannheim Steamroller pieces.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, in Waage Theatre on M State’s Fergus Falls campus. The concerts will be followed by refreshments in the Waage lobby and and hot seasonal jazz performed in Waage Theatre.

Volunteers decorate the theater for the festive performance, one of the favorites of M State band members. “The camaraderie and true love for this style of music among the band members is evident,” said M State Director of Bands Dan Carlson.

The public is encouraged to attend and bring a friend. Ticket prices are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults and $7 in advance or $8 at the door for students. Tickets are on sale at the M State Box Office (C325) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the performances, by calling 736-1600 or online at mstatetickets.com.

Posted in News on December 4, 2014 at 8:39 am