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SSHS Jazz Band Gearing Up For 2021 Christmas Tour

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The Sulphur Springs Jazz Band is gearing up for a busy week, with seven performances – four public performances and three private performances – over a 10-day period as part of the 2021 Wildcat Jazz Christmas Tour.

The Jazz Band will begin spreading holiday joy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, during Christmas in the Park at Hopkins County Historical Society’s Heritage Park.

The band will travel downtown Dec. 7 for an 11 a.m. concert at Alliance Bank, for all who wish to stop by. Later, the Wildcat Jazz students will perform during a Region 8 dinner.

The Christmas Tour will continue Dec. 8 with a performance at a local church, and a special performance at another campus the next school day.

The Wildcat Jazz students will perform two sets during the SSISD Band Christmas Concert in SSHS Auditorium Dec. 9, one at 6:15 p.m. and the other at 6:45 p.m.

The Dec. 9 Band Christmas Concert kicks off at 6 p.m. with selections from the SSMS Beginning Band and Concert Band, sounds of the SSMS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, then conclude with a performance by the full SSHS band at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend the SSISD Band Christmas Concert Dec. 9 at the Auditorium, to hear sounds of the season and show support for these fine arts students.

The 2021 Wildcat Jazz Christmas Tour is currently scheduled to conclude on Dec. 13, with a 1 p.m. concert at Sulphur Springs Middle School. This concert was originally slated to kickoff the Christmas tour on Dec. 3. That concert, SSISD Director of Bands Spencer Emmert reported Tuesday afternoon, will now be held 10 days later in the SSMS band hall.

SSHS Jazz musicians performing for trustees during a February 2020 SSISD Board of Trustees meeting.

Author: Faith Huffman

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