Minnesota Valley Community Band

The Minnesota Valley Community Band performs its annual holiday concert on at 3 p.m Sunday, Dec. 8.

The Minnesota Valley Community Band presents its annual Holiday Pops concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in the Chaska High School Auditorium, 545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska.

Highlights of the free concert include a special arrangement of Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song,” with alto saxophone soloist Adam Davis; “Midnight Sleighride,” by Sauter and Finnegan; and a premier performance of a march by Lon Roach.

Also highlighted will be John Rutter’s setting of the traditional English carol: “Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day,” featuring members of the Chanhassen High School women’s chorus, directed by Sarah Gilbertson.

A visit from Santa Claus has been scheduled. Mr. Claus will lead the children in a march around the auditorium.

A post-concert reception with refreshments will be held in the commons immediately after the performance.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.

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