College of the Ozarks Concert Band and Handbell Choir to perform Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 1


Media Contact: Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: [email protected]

Publish Date: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

POINT LOOKOUT, MO.—The College of the Ozarks Concert Band and Handbell Choir are joining together to perform a Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in The Keeter Center Royal Oak Forum.

The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

Concert Band
“Festival Fanfare for Christmas” – by John Wasson
“The Spirit of Christmas” – by Ed Huckeby
“The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – by Mel Torme; Robert Wells/Michael Sweeney, arr.
“Bugler’s Holiday” – by Leroy Anderson
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – by Vince Guaraldi; Paul Murtha, arr.
“Silent Night” – Jay Dawson, arr.
“An American Celebration” – by Larry Neeck

Handbell Choir
“Joyful” – by Bill Ingram
“Away in a Manger” – Kevin McChesney, arr.
“He is Born” – Arnold B. Sherman, arr.
“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” – Barry Braman, arr.
“The First Noel” – Kevin McChesney, arr.
“Meditation” – by William Melton
“Snowy Whispers” – by Hudson Powers, C of O senior music theory and composition major
“Carol of the Bells” – Kevin McChesney, arr.

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.