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Oct 22, 2013

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Mount Saint Charles Academy Seeks Alumni for the 2013 Christmas Concert

Woonsocket – On Sunday, December 15th at 2pm, Mount Saint Charles Academy will host its annual Christmas concert. However, this year is exceptionally special because, in conjunction with Mount’s 90th Anniversary of ministry, the concert will once again feature the alumni band and Mount is seeking graduates of the school to participate.

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Mount Saint Charles Academy Seeks Alumni for the 2013 Christmas Concert

Woonsocket – On Sunday, December 15th at 2pm, Mount Saint Charles Academy will host its annual Christmas concert. However, this year is exceptionally special because, in conjunction with Mount’s 90th Anniversary of ministry, the concert will once again feature the alumni band and Mount is seeking graduates of the school to participate.

Every four years since 1981, Mount Saint Charles Academy has had an alumni band participate in this annual event. The 2013 Christmas performance marks the eighth time the Academy will assemble this great group of musicians. Marc Blanchette, Mount’s Music Director said, “With every year that passes, the alumni band has been bigger and better each time. This tradition started by adding just a few alumni to the senior band. Now, there is an entire separate band designated specifically for our alumni. “In 2001 and 2005, Mount had just over a 100 member alumni band. In 2009, 136 member band was scheduled to perform, but the snow changed that.

On Saturday evening, December 14th, there will be a short rehearsal followed by a reception with plenty of time to for alumni socialize. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 15th at 2:00pm. “Now is the time for alumni to talk with their friends and classmates,” Blanchette said. “Contact all of your friends and talk it up on Facebook! For alumni that have participated in the past, I’m sure they’ll agree it was great fun. For the alumni that have never been brave enough to join us, now is the time! This year's goal is to have a 150 piece band representing as many classes as possible!”

For more information, alumni are asked to register online at www.mountsaintcharles.org/alumniband or to contact: Marc Blanchette ’76 at 401-769-0310 ext. 112 or at blanchettem@mountsaintcharles.org.