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Ketchikan Community Concert Band concert
By Judith Green


December 12, 2006
Tuesday AM

THANK YOU to the members of the KCCB [ Ketchikan Community Concert Band ], and conductor Roy McPherson.

Sunday afternoon at the Kayhi auditorium "A Winter Patchwork Concert" was a musical gift to the community at this holiday season.

A geat variety of composition was performed by a diverse section of Ktn community members:
doctors, lawyers, teachers, dentistis, musicians, secretaries, moms and dads, a few Kayhi students, probably even a candle stick maker. The audience was tapping feet, humming tunes, and just plain relaxing and enjoying.

A tuba solo; a penny whistle solo - who would have thought such was possible?

The band was joined by the hand bell choir, directed by Bev Ashworth, for one number - Tidings. This was a real treat.

And as always, Roy McPherson gave the audience insights about many of the pieces; encouraging our listening pleasure.

There was a raffle of 2 beautiful hand made quilts; as well 2 door prizes.

A wonderful way to spend an afternoon for young and old, families and singles.

And the encore - what a beautiful sound came forth as they blended their voices in song with "The Holly and The Ivy".

This is the season for music and there are yet many more concerts this month of December for us to enjoy. If you do not have these on your December to-do list, you will be disapointed. There are school district concerts, church choirs, and don't forget the Community Chorus Sing-Along. All these groups will likewise give exceptional musical sound, a musical gift to one and all.

Our talented artistic community members {with voice, instrument, dance, writings, drawings/paintings, crafts} do their best to 'gather in' the community, to help us put aside our cares for even just a brief moment. We come together, enjoy together, and return to our homes - feeling a little better.

Ketchikan is a great place to live, and where one can enjoy living.

Judith Green
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received December 11, 2006 - Published December 12, 2006

About: " Ktn resident aware of our talented community."


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