The fall concert season has pretty much completed. All of the groups are preparing for their mid-winter of Holiday concerts.
I have a request of you. As you celebrate the Holidays, from Thanksgiving through New Years, if there is musical entertainment at your church service, tree lighting ceremony, or other events, take some time to thank the musicians (assuming that you enjoyed their performance). In a lot of cases, these musicians are volunteering their time and talents for the good of the community. This is true community music.
I especially enjoy thanking the middle school musicians that play at the tree lighting ceremonies, or perform short concerts at the shopping malls. They do well for where they are in their development and need to be encouraged. So, even if you hear a few wrong notes in Winter Wonderland, give them some encouragement. You'll brighten their day and yours!