Christmas Municipal Band concert to include several vocalists this year

The Sweetwater Municipal Band invites the community to enjoy a variety of music at their annual Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.Concert goers can expect many Christmas favorites from the band, as well as performances from several vocalists and a choir. Larissa Place and Rebekah Chrismer will return to perform solos, and Place will sing a duet with Rex Mayfield, who is also doing a solo. Stephanie Wiele and nine-year-old Kailynn “Bean” Guzman will also sing solos.The Greater Zion Baptist Church Choir will round out the vocal performances with some music of their own.Dance students with The Sweetwater Performing Arts Center will perform as well, dancing along to some Christmas tunes played by the band.Municipal Band Director Billy Weems said there is no charge for the concert and encouraged the community to come out and be entertained by a variety of local talent. However, they will be accepting canned goods to go to the Nolan County Food Pantry.