Ray Forlenza will direct Southwest Community Concert Band's Home for Christmas show on Dec. 16 in Lemont.
Updated: January 15, 2013 6:11AM
The Southwest Community Concert Band, directed by Ray Forlenza, will present a free Home for Christmas concert and annual food drive on Dec. 16 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 12725 S. Bell Road, Lemont.
Preconcert music will start at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby, with the concert set to begin at 6 p.m.
Admission will be nonperishable food items, which will be donated to two Lemont food pantries.
“Get in the holiday mood with Leroy Anderson’s ‘A Christmas Festival’ and ‘Bugler’s Holiday,’ ” officials said. “You’ll enjoy a variety of holiday pieces and a Christmas carol sing-along.”
Complimentary refreshments will be served after the performance.
The band is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
The Southwest Community Concert Band was established in 1982.
Rehearsals take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the First Church of the Nazarene in Lemont.
Information: (815) 773-4159, swcommunityband.com.
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