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Lone Star College-North Harris announces family-friendly holiday concert schedule

The Lone Star College-North Harris Division of Fine Arts will host a series of free holiday concerts to close out the fall semester. The community is invited to attend these events which take place in the LSC-North Harris Performing Arts Theater (ARTS-115), located in the Fine Arts Building at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston.

“Our choral groups and bands have been busy in recent weeks preparing for these upcoming concerts. These performances will truly showcase the talents of our students and will be a treat for the community,” said Dr. Dave Faber, director of choirs at LSC-North Harris.

The opportunities to enjoy an incredible repertoire of music begin with a Steel Band concert on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The LSC-North Harris Steel Band features authentic Trinidadian steel pans accompanied by additional percussion including drum set, congas, scrapers, shakers, and other Latin percussion instruments. The pans are transformed 55-gallon steel barrels and range from soprano down to bass voices, according to Dr. Brack May, director of bands at LSC-North Harris. The band showcases Calypso music from Trinidad & Tobago as well as other styles from the West Indies and beyond.

For those who would like to experience different instrumental and vocal events, there are several performances scheduled before the end of the semester. Those looking for pre-Thanksgiving entertainment for the entire family can visit the college to enjoy a choir concert on Monday, Nov. 23 at 11:30 a.m. On Monday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m., concert-goers can listen to the diverse sounds of a combined performance by the Jazz Band, Pop Singers and Steel Band. The concert series concludes with the Concert Choir and Symphonic Band on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.  

LSC-North Harris’ Symphonic Band is a traditional concert band that rehearses and performs from September through May each year. The group is comprised of college music students, as well as community members from Klein, Spring, Aldine, and elsewhere. The band plays a wide variety of band literature including, but not limited to, marches, transcriptions, original compositions, “pops,” contemporary, and the like.

The LSC-North Harris Division of Fine Arts offers a variety of concerts, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and lectures throughout the year. Call 281.765.7812 or visit LoneStar.edu/arts-nharris for more information and a complete listing of the college’s upcoming fine arts events.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.