Willamette concert band presents annual concert

Lebanon Express

The Willamette Valley Concert Band will present its annual free Christmas concert at 2 p.m. on Dec. 17 in the Russell Tripp Performance Center at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Donations will be accepted.

The concert is sponsored by the LBCC Foundation.

The approximately 75-minute performance will consist of traditional and popular Christmas music, and will feature an audience sing-along of “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful.”

The Willamette Valley Concert Band is a community ensemble based in Albany that formed in 1970. Its membership includes about 60 musicians, ranging from teens through senior citizens who live in Benton, Linn, Marion and Polk counties.

Directors of the band are Dr. Richard Sorenson, emeritus director of bands at Western Oregon University, and Christine Barreto, a retired Lebanon music teacher.

For more information, go to www.wvcband.org or contact Sorenson at 503-838-3474.

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