'Christmas in the Village' Concert by Carter Mountain Brass Band (190)

GILFORD — On Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. the Carter Mountain Brass Band will open the Christmas concert season with a concert at the First United Methodist Church on Route 11A in Gilford.

Entitled "Christmas in the Village", conductor John Beyrent has planned a program of popular and traditional Christmas music that will evoke memories of past Christmases and put people in the mood for all of the events that will follow on Saturday in the Village of Gilford and for holiday decorating and shopping. Visual displays by Phil Polhemus will enhance the listening experience.

The concert is sponsored by the Wesley Arts Committee of the church. A donation of $8 per person will be accepted at the door. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Carter Mountain Brass Band is well known throughout Northern New England. Thirty-two dedicated brass and percussion players from New Hampshire and Vermont rehearse throughout the year and present a concert season that begins in early summer and culminates in their annual Christmas concerts. The band is a member of the Northern New England Heritage Brass Association and can be found on Facebook. For concert information call 524-0807.