Hometown Band to offer free holiday concert
The Sonoma Hometown Band is inviting local residents to come to its annual free holiday concert, “A Season of Royal Holiday Music,” which will be presented at two local locations this year.
It begins at the Sonoma Community Center Friday evening, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. and then moves to the Sebastiani Theatre on Sunday Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. The band, under the direction of Justin Enright, will play a variety of seasonal and lively music, interspersed with more melodic compositions.
A special treat will be the premier performance of “General Fremont’s March,” composed by a resident of Sonoma, John Partridge, who wrote this march specifically for the Sonoma Hometown Band.
Other selections in the program include “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” by Leon Jessel, “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss, “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson, “Fanfare and Toccata” by Ed Huckeby, “St. Louis Blues March” by W.C. Handy, as well as several other familiar numbers.
The Hometown Band is a group of about 30 members ranging from teenagers to musicians in their 70s. Most of the members live in the Sonoma Valley, but some come to the regular Sunday evening rehearsals from Napa, Santa Rosa, Vacaville, and as far away as Hayward.
As always, there is no charge for this concert.
For additional information, call John Marozik at 938-1191.