KINGMAN – The Kingman Concert Band will be hosting a free âA Rockin ‘Christmasâ concert to tune in during the holidays. Performing for the first time since the start of the pandemic, KCB will play a mix of traditional holiday music as well as contemporary medleys, jazz and pop, said KCB conductor Julie Gragg.
The concert will be held on Saturday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at the Kingman Presbyterian Church, 2425 Detroit Ave.
âMaking our first public appearance since March 2020, the community group turned to some catchy and catchy tunes to present to our loyal fans,â Gragg wrote in an email.
Founded in 1998, KCB has partnered with the Kingman Presbyterian Church for almost 15 years to put on a Christmas show, Gragg said.
The volunteer group will consist of 18 members who will perform at the concert. Gragg said the group’s members come from a variety of backgrounds, including small business owners, educators and retirees.
âBy rehearsing every Monday night for 90 minutes, we’ve been practicing for the annual Christmas concert since late September,â Gragg wrote. “It’s never too early for Christmas music, is it?” “
Since the group hasn’t been able to perform for over a year, KCB will receive donations and have partnered with local Panda Express, 3370 Stockton Hill Road, to host a fundraiser on Tuesday, December 14 from 10 am to 9:30 am pm On that day, 20% of the proceeds will go to the group. You will be asked for a code or a piece of paper for donations. Information is available on the Kingman Concert Band Facebook page.
“Although we have never charged for admission to a show, the community group regularly seeks donations and sponsorships to help cover the costs of rehearsal facilities and operating expenses, and to purchase new sheet music for the shows. “Gragg wrote.