Sheboygan Pops Band to hold free holiday concert

pops-concert-band-logo-1SHEBOYGAN — The Sheboygan Pops concert Band under the direction of Mr. Neil Mahnke will present its annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 4th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

A Southern Hymn: Fanfare, Theme, and Variation will open the concert. The work is based on the hymn tune How Firm A Foundation. The piece opens with a sparkling fanfare presentation leading to the introduction of the full hymn tune, first in woodwinds then by the full ensemble.

The Dragoons of Villars is a comic opera by L. Aime Maillart. It was first performed in Paris in 1856. The overture contains the different movements from religious to an animated dancelike movement. Other numbers in the first half of the program will be Highlights from Show Boat and March of the Tankmen.

The Intermission will feature Terry Ourada performing various numbers on the organ.

The second half of the concert will open with Eternal Father Strong to Save (The Navy Hymn). The following numbers will be Christmas favorites, including a sing-a- long.

The free concert will begin at 2 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 1121 Georgia Avenue on Sheboygan’s south side. There will be an opportunity for a free-will donation at the close of the concert.