Scottsdale Concert Band to host free ‘Holiday Pops’ show

If John Philip Sousa had written a Christmas carol, what would it have sounded like?

Find out at the Sunday, Dec. 6 concert by the Scottsdale Concert Band, at 3:30 p.m. at the Saguaro High School Auditorium, 6250 N. 82nd St., Scottsdale.

The band, now in its 38th season, will perform a variety of holiday-themed works at the free “Holiday Pops” concert, including “In the Christmas Mood,” “Joy to the Season,” “Toboggan Ride” and “Mo’ Jingle Bells.”

The Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet will open the concert with a 3 p.m. performance.

The event also will include a raffle of ornaments, jewelry and other hand-crafted items.

Director of the band is Michele Kalo, who holds a graduate degree from Arizona State University. The 75-member community band is sponsored by Scottsdale Community College.

For more information, call 602-327-3168, or go to

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