Sackville Citizen Band to perform Christmas concert

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Front row, left to right: Paula Stewart, Bill Costin, Krista Wells, Rick Lane, Anne Hennessey, Anne Varner, Iris Frazer and Joel Robertson. Back row, left to right: Kyle Dinaut, Phillip Mallory, Maurice Canning, Tony Erskine, EIbert White,

Paul Jensen, director, Michsel Fuller; James Mactavish; Bruce Robertson, Jack

McGee, David Towns and James Code. Missing: Don Short, Menjo Nordin and Robert Angel. PHOTO SUBMITTED

The Sackville Citizen Band has been flourishing since it found a new home at

Marshview Middle School in September of 2012. Membership has almost doubled during that time, and the performance level has also been reaching new heights of

excellence.

During the past summer, the band performed almost weekly. Recently, they performed a Christmas concert for the residents of the Drew to a warm and enthusiastic response.

Director Paul Jenson says the group is fast becoming one of the very finest community wind ensembles in the country. Many members in the band have studied music at the post secondary level and others have been lifelong musicians. Together they bring a love and passion of the music that makes Jensen says makes his job as director a very enjoyable and rewarding one.

The band will give the people of Sackville and area an opportunity to come out and listen to them as they perform this Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Mount Allison University Chapel. The concert will feature a mix of sacred, traditional and upbeat

swing Christmas music. They will also perform poignant and moving versions of

Leonard Cohan's "'Hallelujah" and “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables.

So come out tonight and kick start your holiday season to the sounds of your Sackville Citizens Band as they perform in the lovely surroundings and wonderful acoustics of the Mount A chapel. Admission is free but a monetary donation or food item would gladly be accepted for the local food bank.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. start.

The concert is presented with the support of the chaplain of Mount Allison.

Organizations: Marshview Middle School, Mount Allison University Chapel

Geographic location: Sackville

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