‘Big Band Christmas’ kicks off the season


By Jessica Marcum - Special to the Sentinel



Gallia-Meigs Performing Arts Senior Pointe class, performing “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy.”


Maveryk Lisle performing “Silver Bells.”


Bradford Church of Christ Choir performing “O Holy Night.”


Scott Warner performing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”


Madeline Shope performing “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”


David Warner performing “White Christmas” accompanied on piano by Randy Moore.


MIDDLEPORT — The Riverbend Arts Council ushered in the 2017 holiday season with style on Friday when it presented the Riverbend Talent Revue, directed by Bonne Kreseen.

“Big Band Christmas” showed off the talents of local residents with an evening of song and dance. The Big Bend Community Band, the Gallia-Meigs Performing Arts, the Bradford Church of Christ choir, and familiar faces from the River City Players joined together for the longest running holiday program in the area.

Other performers include Claire Howard, Amber Davidson, Lindsay Jackson, Scott Warner, Madeline Shope, Randy Moore, Bonne Kreseen, David Warner, Linda Warner, Maveryk Lisle, the Bradford Church of Christ Children’s Choir, and Emma Kreseen.

Santa Claus also put in an appearance. The show had a little bit of everything, from a taste of ballet to holiday favorites like “White Christmas.”

Also contributing to the production, Barry Taylor provided sound, Larry Byer played Santa and Greg Smith emceed. Corporate sponsors for the event included Farmers Bank, Brogan Warner, Insurance Plus, Bob’s Market and Greenhouse, the Vaughan Agency, Mark Porter, Karr Farms, and Snouffer’s Fire and Safety.

The Riverbend Arts Council will host the Middleport Community Association’s Christmas Market on Dec. 2, and will hold a Christmas dance on Dec. 16. More information on these events can be found on the Riverbend Arts Council’s Facebook page.

Gallia-Meigs Performing Arts Senior Pointe class, performing “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy.”
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/11/web1_11.29-Talent-12017112883110663.jpgGallia-Meigs Performing Arts Senior Pointe class, performing “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy.”

Maveryk Lisle performing “Silver Bells.”
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/11/web1_11.29-Talent-22017112883111967.jpgMaveryk Lisle performing “Silver Bells.”

Bradford Church of Christ Choir performing “O Holy Night.”
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/11/web1_11.29-Talent-32017112883113188.jpgBradford Church of Christ Choir performing “O Holy Night.”

Scott Warner performing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/11/web1_11.29-Talent-42017112883114449.jpgScott Warner performing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

Madeline Shope performing “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/11/web1_11.29-Talent-52017112883115658.jpgMadeline Shope performing “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

David Warner performing “White Christmas” accompanied on piano by Randy Moore.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/11/web1_11.29-Talent-62017112883116785.jpgDavid Warner performing “White Christmas” accompanied on piano by Randy Moore.

By Jessica Marcum

Special to the Sentinel

Jessica Marcum is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.

Jessica Marcum is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.