12 December 2010

Community Band Christmas at the Babcock

This old theatre, along with the rest of this sizeable two story building on the corner of 2nd and Broadway, is being resurrected right before our very eyes. Actually, it's pretty nice right now, and apparently going to get better.

This afternoon it was the site of the annual Christmas Concert of the Billings Community Band directed by Rob Wells. All of the compositions had some Christmas connection—apparently the Band celebrates Christmas rather than the Holidays.

And there were, in addition to the full band, some decent ensembles from within the Band, including a couple of tubas, a flute choir, a brass quintet and a saxophone ensemble. The last featured a wicked baritone sax. The Band has a surprising number of instruments of color, i.e. bassoons, oboes, bass clarinets, etc. A. J Kalanick contributed his usual corny jokes. A good time was had by all.

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