Long Beach City College
Department of Music, Radio & Television and Associated Student Body Present
Wind Ensemble & Evening Wind Symphony
Conductors Brian Hamilton & Dr. Gary Thomas Scott
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Since its publication in 1985, Chris Van Allsburg's The
Polar Express has touched the hearts of millions of
readers, young and old. One of the most popular
holiday books, the Polar Express is a heartwarming
story about the power of belief that resonates across
generations and cultures.
The Polar Express, has been adapted for the stage and will be performed on Sunday
December 10, 2006 at 2:00pm. Shase Hernandez, an LBCC student, has arranged the
music for the stage and I have adopted the script from both the book and the movie. The
LBCC Wind Ensemble, the LBCC Southland Chorale and the Viking Chorale will be
featured along with the Hughes Middle School Chorus. Sheree King, the LBCC dance
director, has written the choreography to the swinging song “Hot Chocolate.” Dr. Gary
Thomas Scott is staring as the narrator, train conductor, and Santa Claus.
The concert will begin with music from LBCC’s Evening Wind Symphony as well as a
few holiday selections by the LBCC Wind Ensemble. The concert will conclude with the
Polar Express. We invite you, your family, and all your friends to settle in and take a
ride on the Polar Express–it's a journey you won't soon forget.
Tickets prices are $10 General Admission, $5 Seniors/Children, LBCC students Free w/
ID. For ticket information, please call 562-938-4613 or purchase tickets at the box office
the day of the concert.
I hope to see you there.
Director of Bands, LBCC