The annual Burning River Brass Christmas Concert in Port Clinton always promises a touch of tradition, a dash of jazz, and a healthy measure of festive cheer. Again this year, the Musical Arts Series will bring the Burning River Brass to the Port Clinton High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. for its performance of “Our Kind of Christmas.”
“Every year we host the Burning River Brass Concert and it receives great raves. We have normally been the farthest west the Burning River Brass have come to perform, and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have some of the best brass players in the country who play together only at Christmas time,” said Peggy Debien of the Musical Arts Series.
The Burning River Brass Concert has been presented annually in memory of Earl E. Warnke, who brought the joy of music to hundreds of students in Port Clinton. His daughter, Diane (Warnke) Hawk and her husband Hal Hawk and Crown Battery are the title sponsors for the concert, which is also sponsored by the Harry Stensen Memorial Trust Fund and by Weichert Realtors’ Morgan Realty Group.
Thanks to the generous local sponsorships, the Burning River Brass Christmas Concert will be presented free of charge, with no tickets required to attend as in past years. The audience will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis after the doors open at 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 17, in order to mix and mingle until the music begins at 3:30 p.m.
Free-will donations will be accepted to help support future presentations of the Musical Arts Series. Additional information is available at musicalartsportclinton.com or 419-732-1039.