The BAA Band Christmas concert, under the direction of Larry Huntington, was held on Wednesday, December 12th at St. Lucy Church social hall.
As always, we had great support from Fr. Jim, Diane, and the friendly /
helpful St. Lucy staff.
There was a record attendance of approximately 200 people. The concert ended with Al Vandenbergh getting everyone in the Christmas spirit with our carol sing-a-long.
A big thank you to the many helpers including:
Norm Kay for helping set up. The kitchen set up & cleanup crew including my wife Jan, Diane Baier, and Maureen Kay. Alec & Mike Ouvry for bringing the flags, Butch Desmet for setting tables.St. Nikolas (Ivan Callebaut) and his sidekick Zwarte Piet or more appropriately Zwarte Piet-ricia ? (Jan Mahieu) also made their traditional appearance. They handed out tangerines (for health) and coins (for wealth) to the youngsters in the crowd. In some cases, the “Naughty” folks got “the switch”
The Band looks forward to our next 2 events for 2019 including :
The BAA installation Party on Saturday, January 26th.
The BAA Band annual spring concert and dance on Sunday, April 28th. Tickets will be available in January.
Larry Mahieu, Band Chairman