The Gateway Community Band is enthusiastically announcing our 8th Annual Christmas Concert:  “A Looking Glass Christmas,” on Saturday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clare High School Gymnasium.

This concert, directed by Ken Feneley, includes songs ranging from “old carols” with upbeat tempos to an “African Noel” and familiar popular carols to a Mariah Carey medley along with a Caribbean number.  The Gateway Band will perform 32 songs arranged into these pieces:  Gustav Holst’s “Christmas Day,” and “In the Bleak Midwinter,” Chris Sharp’s “A Jammin’ Caribbean Christmas,” Mykola Leontovich’s “Jubellation,” David Lovrien’s “Minor Alterations-Christmas Through The Looking Glass,” Joe Murphy’s “A Mariah Carey Christmas,” Lloyd Conley’s “A Little Child,” Larry Neeck’s “Christmas Africana,” Jay Dawson’s “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” Robert Sheldon’s “A Most Wonderful Christmas,” and Franz Gruber’s “Silent Night”.  Nothing beats celebrating Christmas with live music from a community band with carols you can sing along with.

The Gateway Community Band is all volunteer, nonprofit organization with 60 members.  Membership ranges from recent high school grads to retirees, coming from all over MidMichigan.  The bond shared is:  love of making music.  If you would like to celebrate Christmas with music, come to Clare, admission is free for all ages.  Free holiday refreshments after the concert in the high school cafe, come join us.  For more information, visit and also on Facebook at Gateway Community Band.