Member News Under the Mistletoe

Published on December 7th, 2017 | by Melissa Terrell


Houston Pride Band presents Under the Mistletoe

Saturday, December 16 at 7 PM

Our Holiday Celebration

MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston 

Program Includes:

  • A Christmas Intrada by Alfred Reed
  • Let the Bells Ring arr. Robert Buckley
  • The Polar Express by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard
  • Stille Nacht as performed by Mannheim Steamroller arr. Robert Longfield
  • A Rhapsody on Christmas Carols by Claude T. Smith
  • Santa Wants a Tuba for Christmas by Norlan Bewley
  • And more…

Put on your best holiday sweater and meet the Houston Pride Band “Under the Mistletoe” for their annual holiday concert extravaganza. The holiday spirit will be abound as the HPB whisks you through holiday favorites, as well as a few surprises along the way! The concert will feature music of yesterday and today, traditional and contemporary, and leave you awaiting that next opportunity to snag a kiss under the mistletoe. The band’s repertoire will feature compositions by Robert Longfield, Alfred Reed, Robert Buckly, and more.

**A friend of the band has pledged to give an additional $1000 if we sell out the house!**

This concert will be conducted by Houston Pride Band’s Artistic Director, Deborah Hirsch, and Associate Conductor, Crawford Howell. HPB is also welcoming the musicians of the Bering United Methodist Church Handbell Choir and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston as their special guests on the program.

“Under the Mistletoe” will begin at 7:00 PM on December 16, 2017, and will be held at MATCH, the Midtown Arts and Theatre Complex-Houston at 3400 Main St. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The Houston Pride Band was formed by a small group of musicians in 1978 as a way to make new friends and provide entertainment for Houston’s gay and lesbian community. Originally known as the Montrose Marching Band, the band has grown through the years and now provides an annual season of concerts as well participating in the city’s annual Pride celebrations. Houston Pride Band is a founding member of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA), a national musical organization made up of over thirty bands across the nation and around the world.

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