Alumni Plaza the center of the Dowagiac campus


Hannah Weaver

Three Oaks soprano Hannah Weaver solos with Jazz Ensemble on "Silver Bells"

Carew narrates

Director of Choral Activities David Carew narrates "The Night Before Christmas" for Symphonic Band

Men’s Ensemble

Men’s Ensemble performs "As Lately We Watched"

Sam Loomis

Sam Loomis on baritone saxophone with the Jazz Ensemble

Take a bow

The musicians take a bow after the "Christmas Festival" carol collection

Trombones in Santa hats

The trombones model their holiday hats

SMC Holiday Concert Dec. 4

Published on December 1, 2021 - 2 p.m.

Southwestern Michigan College’s annual Holiday Concert takes place Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus.

This musical gift to the community features the SMC Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, Select Voices and Men’s Ensemble performing holiday favorites to ring in the season.

Admission is free, but donations are graciously accepted. Donations will be used to fund the launch of the inaugural Lyons Cup, a competitive scholarship program designed to attract and retain motivated musicians from area high school instrumental and choral programs.

Mark Hollandsworth’s band and David Carew’s choir will collaborate on the finale, Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival,” inviting the audience to join in singing a collection of familiar carols.

Masks are required for attendees.