Saddleback Big Band takes the holidays in a big way

Nicole Bullard

A holiday-themed concert will be hosted by the Saddleback College Big Band. They are proud to be performing a unique collection of holiday favorites to celebrate the winter season tonight.

The performance will be held at Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre, where the audience will be able to participate in a sing along event and even find some humor in between the musical performance.

Joey Sellers is the director of jazz studies, but is on sabbatical so someone else is needed to run the band.

The position is currently occupied by Ron Stout, an accomplished musician who has taught Jazz theory and improvisation and trumpet since 1978.

He has traveled world-wide and played in the Woody Herman Orchestra from 1984 to 1990, under the Maestro, Woody, and later under Frank Tiberi. Since 1991, Stout has taught part-time, and has performed and recorded around Los Angeles.

The concert starts early as it will be a kid-friendly performance and an opportunity for younger people to discover genres like classic American music and jazz.

This fun concert will involve the audience in an interactive performance that welcomes the holidays.

Not only will there be a sing-along, but the first 150 audience members in the theater will receive a special gift.

Tickets run for $10 for general admission, and students and seniors will enjoy a discounted $7. 

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