MUSIC

Sheily Bell to conduct BR Concert Band Christmas concert

Staff Report

The Baton Rouge Concert Band will present a Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 12, 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral, downtown Baton Rouge.

In addition to more traditional Christmas music, the band will feature guest organist Elvia Parsons, performing the Finale from the Organ Symphony in C minor, by Camille Saint-Saens.

The band, with more than two decades of performance history in the area is conducted by Sheily Bell, band director at Dutchtown High School with assistant conductor Julie Horridge.

Although admission to the concert is free, the band accepts donations to assist in funding its operations.