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‘Holiday Greetings’

Northwinds Symphonic Band holiday concert

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 27

Where: First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville

How much: Free

More info: www.northwindsband.com

Say hello to the holidays this week. The Northwinds Symphonic Band is ready to greet the season and wants the community to help.

The group’s seasonal concert, titled "Holiday Greetings," will show off the talents of Northeast Georgia musicians.

Conducted by Ronald J. Evans and assisted by Mercer Crook, the performance will take place in the banquet hall of the First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., in Gainesville.

The band will play a selection of holiday favorites that is sure to put even the grumpiest Scrooge in the spirit of giving.

The free performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27.

In addition to good music, the concert will feature a guest performer. Vocalist Jonathan Jackson will sing alongside the symphonic band.

Evans founded the band in 1984 because he felt there were few outlets at the time for the many area musicians.

The group of volunteer musicians continues to grow with the help of community members.