Dec 10, 2021

College of the Ozarks Concert Band performs Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 3

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks Concert Band performed a Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 3, in The Keeter Center Royal Oak Forum.

Concert Band consists of 65 students directed by Dr. Kevin Powers, associate professor of music and director of bands. Practicing all semester, Concert Band has performed four times this fall.


“C’est Noel” – by Andre Jutras

“Farandole” – by George Bizet and arranged by Larry Daehn

“Coventry Carol” – arranged by Jerry Brubaker

“Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” – by Karl L. King and arranged by Andrew Grover

“America, the Beautiful” – by Katharine Bates, Samuel Ward and arranged by Jack Bullock

“Battle Hymn of the Republic” – by Julia Ward Howe and arranged by James Ployhar

“Christmas Fancies” – by James Curnow

“Sleep in Heavenly Peace” – by Franz Gruber and arranged by Patrick Roszell

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” – arranged by James Swearingen

"Our Christmas concert allowed a community to join together to enjoy live Christmas music,” said senior Hallie Hartwell, seven-semester participant in concert band. “This year we provided a sense of normalcy and a renewed Christmas spirit."