Pair of holiday concerts planned in Carson City |

Pair of holiday concerts planned in Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report
Cherie and John Shipley are preparing for the annual Joyful Noise holiday show on Dec. 14 at the Brewery Arts Center.
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The Capital City Community Band, under the direction of Richard Doede, will tie a big red bow around 2017 by presenting a patriotic and holiday concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 3.

The free performance will be presented in the Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center.

The program will offer seasonal favorites, marches and patriotic music played by the 45-member band.

The American Red Cross March by Louis Panella will honor the work of the Red Cross since 1881. Panella was born in 1881, the same year the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. He wrote this march in 1918 in recognition of the help they provided during World War I. This year’s performance will mark the 100th anniversary of U.S. participation in World War I and will include a medley of war songs from that era.

The American Red Cross March by Louis Panella will honor the work of the Red Cross since 1881.

The band will also have fun playing “Lawrence Milk Plays Guy Lombago,” a spoof on the Lawrence Welk days, complete with bubbles. A “Jingle Bell Fantasy” and a Christmas medley including “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful,” “We Three Kings” and other holidays favorites will also be included. A tribute to service members and veterans will end the concert.

Another holiday concert on Dec. 14 promises an energetic evening of glee, laughter and inspiration.

Cherie Shipley and Lake Tahoe Entertainment are again presenting Joyful Noise, the 16th edition of the oddball holiday show, at 7 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center.

Aside from traditional holiday songs, the event offers the annual “Christmas Conga,” a “Mamas and Papas” memory, and a hoedown encounter with this year’s featured performer, violin/fiddle artist Catherine Matovich.

Local vocalist Cherie and keyboardist John Shipley are returning to share the magic of the season in the BAC’s Black Box Theater.

Mark Ashworth is returning on drums, and as in previous years, the seven-piece Joyful Noise Chorus will highlight the family show.

Besides an abundance of holiday music, the event also offers a no-host bar.

Tickets are $15 for adults. BAC members and seniors pay $12 for their tickets. Children’s tickets for ages 6-13 are $8. Those 5 and younger can attend for free.

Tickets will be sold at the door and online at

The venue is at 449 W. King St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.