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The Rio Grande Valley Concert Band will again present a series of winter concerts and can use some new members.

The band has begun rehearsals in preparation for a December Christmas Concert. This concert will be given at 3 p.m. on December 10 at Our Savior Lutheran Church located at 1105 West Fern Ave. in McAllen.

Director Gene Goede stated that preparing for an early December concert is challenging as band members arrive week by week, mainly after Thanksgiving. Band members are mainly Winter Texans, along with several Valley residents.

After the holiday season, the band will present six concerts in Valley Mobile and RV Parks. Concert programs will have a variety of styles and selections including marches, overtures, paso dobles, popular show tunes, and patriotic arrangements.

Concert dates for January through March are, January 14 at Aladdin Villas West, in Mission; January 21 at Ranchero Village, Weslaco; February 4 at Alamo Palms, Alamo; February 18 at Alamo Country Club, Alamo; March 3 at Paradise Resort Estates, Pharr; and March 17 at Casa Del Valle, Alamo.

The band could also use new members. Rehearsals are held on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, in McAllen. Contact director Gene Goede at (956) 682-9225 if you are interested or have any questions.

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