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Community Concert Band presents a holiday concert at 2 p.m. today at Firehouse Arts Center

'Seasonal Variations' is theme of hour-long concert

The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will perform at a holiday-themed concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Firehouse Arts Center.

“Seasonal Variations” is the theme of the hour-long concert, according to Bud Engel, the band's president.

"The performance will include many familiar songs in unexpected variation settings, which adds to the impact of the subject," Engel said. "There also will be some relatively unfamiliar works whose setting in variance makes them become

enjoyable additions to celebrating the season."

Engel said that as tradition demands, “Sleigh Ride” will be the closing work, and will be preceeded by an opportunity for an audience singalong of several “pop” tunes.

"Bring your voice, words will be provided," he added.

The concert is free with open seating when doors open at 1:45 p.m. Donations accepted, but not required.

The band is conducted by Bob Williams, a horn player who has been with the band since 1975 and its conductor since 1989. He is retired after a 22-year career of public school music teaching.

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