The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will present a concert of special Christmas music at 2 p.m. today in the downtown Firehouse Arts Center.
The concert band's "Holiday Concert" will feature "A Christmas Flourish," "Sure on this Shining Night," Fantasia on a Hymn by Praetorius," "Journey through Orion" and "When Jesus Wept."
Other music will include "Adagio," "Scene from the Louvre—Nativity Paintings," " Cartoon Christmas," "A New Dawn" and "Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company."
Concert band spokesman Bud Engel said that along with enjoying the familiar holiday melodies concert-goers may also have a "surprise visit from a representative of the North Pole."
The doors of the Firehouse Arts Center will open 20 minutes ahead of the scheduled concert, which is free to the public although donations will be accepted.
The Firehouse center is located at 4444 Railroad Ave. at Division Street.