The Lake Effect Concert Band, under the direction of Greg Hillis, will present its popular “Holiday Pops” concert on Saturday, December 7th. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. at Harvey High School, 200 W. Walnut St., Painesville, OH 44077 and will last approximately one hour. The performance is family-friendly and free of charge; donations are always appreciated. The auditorium is handicap-accessible and there is free on-site parking. For more information about the band and a schedule of other upcoming concerts and events, visit www.snowbeltmusical.org, email [email protected], or call 440-296-9610.
In this second concert of its 2019-2020 season, the band will perform a potpourri of holiday favorites, including traditional carols, popular songs, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet. Vocalist Lindsey Sandham Leonard returns to sing several selections with the band, including the Carpenter’s Merry Christmas, Darling, and to lead the audience in a very merry sing along.
Versatile soprano, Lindsey Sandham Leonard is equally at home singing opera, Broadway musicals, and popular songs of the Great American Songbook. A veteran of stages across Northeast Ohio, she has performed with the Akron Symphony, Cleveland Opera Theatre, The Beck Center, Cain Park, Rabbit Run Theater, and Lakeland Theatre. Ms. Leonard received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music degree from Kent State University.
The Lake Effect Concert Band is a 65 member community-based adult ensemble that performs under the sponsorship of the Snowbelt Musical Arts Association (SMAA). SMAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for people of all ages in the Snowbelt region of Northeast Ohio to perform and enjoy musical activities.
Pictured In Cover Photo: Greg Hillis conducting the Lake Effect Concert Band.