BELMONT — Songs of the season, performed at the historic Belmont Village Bandstand on December 1 at "Deck the Village" begins airing this weekend, including Saturday, December 21 at 9 p.m. on MetroCast Channel 25. The program can also be livestreamed and viewed on www.lrpa.org
The production showcases Shaker Regional School District and Lakes Region musical talent, including the Belmont Elementary School Vocal Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Shaw; Belmont High School Band, directed by Lauren Fountain and from Alton, the Dickens Carolers of "Just Love to Sing" directed by Jane Cormier and Carlos Martinez, and a special North Pole visitor.
Sponsored by the Belmont Heritage Commission with funding from the John M. Sargent Fund, the performances mark the first concert at the 1908 Victorian-era Bandstand since it was moved in September next to the Library. The local landmark has been stabilized and the first phase of restoration began October 1 by JR Graton of Northfield.
Check www.lrpa.org for additional weekend scheduling, with repeats planned throughout December as a cultural gift to the community.