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A Merrimack Valley Holiday Concert


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About Our Band

The Merrimack Valley Concert Band (MVCB) is a local non-profit community band based at the Pentucket Regional School District in West Newbury, MA. We are a group of people who love music. It's really that simple.

We love to play and perform from "The Great American Songbook" in its broadest interpretation.

The Band’s purpose is to provide member musicians and the public with opportunities to develop and enhance musical skills, education, and enjoyment, through rehearsals and community concert performances.

MVCB includes members from many towns in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine; the ages and music backgrounds of the band members are as varied as the towns from which they come. Currently, the Band has approximately fifty members with room for lots more!

We hope you enjoy an evening of some of our favorite holiday pieces.

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Angels of Joy!  ~  Arr. by Patrick Roszell


A Carmen Christmas ~ Arr. by Randall D. Standridge


Underneath the Tree ~ Arr. by Peter H. Glass


Mary’s Boy Child ~ Philip Sparke


Midnight Sleighride ~ Arr. by Tom Wallace


Still, Still, Still ~ Arr. by Ed Huckeby


Hanukkah Highlights ~ Arr. by Chris Sharp


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas ~ Arr. by Jack Bullock


The Polar Express ~ Arr. by Jerry Brubaker




A Christmas Carol ~ Arr. by Randall D. Standridge


Dashing Through the Snow ~ Arr. by Richard L. Saucedo


Carol of the Drum  ~ Arr. by Floyd E. Werle


Christmas Lights ~ Arr. by Chris Sharp


A Winter’s Night ~ Arr. by Rick Kirby


Christmas “Pop” Sing-a-Long ~ Arr. by James D. Ployhar

Please join us in a 

Christmas “Pop”



You better watch out, you better not cry,

Better not pout, I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town

He’s making a list and checking it twice,

Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice,

Santa Claus is coming to town.


He sees you when you’re sleep-in’,

He knows when you’re awake,

He knows if you’ve been bad or good,

so be good for good-ness sake.


Oh!  You better watch out,

You better not cry,

Better not pout, I’m telling you why:

Santa Claus is com-in’ to town.

City side walks, busy sidewalks

dressed in holiday style

In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas


Children laughing, people passing,

meeting smile after smile

And on every street corner you hear


Silver bells, silver bells,

It’s Christmas time in the city


hear them ring,

Soon it will be Christmas Day

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer,

had a very shiny nose,

and if you ever saw it,

you would even say it glows


All of the other reindeer

used to laugh and call him names;

They never let poor Rudolph

join in any reindeer games.


Then one foggy Christmas Eve,

Santa came to say:

“Rudolph, with your nose so bright,

won’t you guide my sleigh to-night?”


Then all reindeer loved him,

as they shouted out with glee:

“Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer,

You’ll go down in history!


Have yourself a merry little Christmas,

let your heart be light,

From now on our troubles will be out of sight.


Have yourself a merry little Christmas,

make the yuletide gay,

From now on our troubles will be miles away.


Here we are as in the olden days,

happy golden days of yore,

Faithful friends who are dear to us

gather near to us, once more.


Through the years we all will be together,

if the fates allow,

hang a shining star upon the highest bough,

And have yourself a merry little Christmas now!


from the
Merrimack Valley
Concert Band

Anthony Beatrice, Music Director

Cathy Gauthier, Assistant-Music Director

Carolyn Desmarais

Kerri Doucette

Kathy Peavey

Linda St. Marie



Kyria Magan

Betsy Webb



Donna Cohen

Kaycee Currier

Kerry Goodwin

Karen Johnson

Greg Lyons

Steve Nadler

Laurie Paszko 


Bass Clarinet

Glenn Guarante



Lynne Jeffries


Baritone Saxophone

Roy Lavender


Alto Saxophone

Christine Berube

Jan Juntunen 

Kate McGrade

Larry Pare

Christine Paryl


Tenor Saxophone

Bob Belmont

Katelyn Haggerty


French Horn

Cathy Gauthier

Kendra Hackett 

Virginia Spinney



Mike Abusheery

Gerald Guilfoy

David Jermain

Maria Karavetsos

Marcus Lisle

Joel Swan



Valerie Hermanson

Rhonda McDonough



Kevin Berube

Brian Jeffries

Jim Murphy

Ron Paryl

Kenneth Sharp



Al Bernard

Adam Meltzer



Sherry Freeburn

Jill McCutcheon

Jacob Peavey 



Ethan Hackett



Kathy Peavey



Don St. Marie



Aaron Peavey

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