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Music Boosters bring joy to Hollydaze

’Tis the season for fun, festivities and great Pagosa Springs entertainment.

The Christmas season always shines in Pagosa Springs, with many favorite local groups offering opportunities to enjoy some music, theater and dance. Pagosa Springs Music Boosters has a rich tradition of offering some of the finest entertainment available and, certainly, its production of “Hollydaze,” slated for 7 p.m., Dec. 9-10, at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts will be no exception.

“Hollydaze” is a delightful variety show of seasonal and Broadway songs performed by some of your favorite Pagosa artists. Making their debut will be the new Pagosa Springs Symphonic Band, under the direction of Larry Baisdon and Bill Gottschalk. The band will delight audiences with a number of wonderful Christmas and holiday tunes, including “Joy to the World” featuring trumpeter Karen Mesikapp, “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” “Fresh Aire Christmas,” “’Twas the Night before Christmas,” with narration by Sally Neel, and “Jingle Bells.”

Other artists featured on this star-studded night of musical entertainment include Mark DeVoti, Kathleen Isberg, Dave Armbrecht, Tony Saladino, Matthew and Tiffany Brunson, Joseph Portal, Jessica Peterson, Pam Spitler, Jarret Heber, Bob Hemenger, Tim Moore, Venita Burch, Sally Neel, Sue Anderson, along with students from Pagosa Springs High School, and children from Pagosa Springs junior high, intermediate and elementary schools.

“We are very excited to be able to perform for the first time in the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts,” says production director, Dale Johnson. “Tim and Laura Moore have brought a wonderful new avenue for theater to our community and we are delighted to have the opportunity to utilize their beautiful new facility.”

Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber office for $12 for adults and $5 for students.

Revenues from Music Boosters performances go to assist arts programs in the public schools and provide college scholarships for selected students who elect to major in the arts.

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