‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land,

Town folks were gathering to hear the Tri-County Symphonic Band.

The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, celebrates the festive holiday season with its annual Children’s Christmas Concert, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sippican School, 16 Spring St. Marion, in the Multi-Purpose Room.

The concert is a wonderful family experience designed for all ages and is free of charge, a press release states.

The Tri-County Symphonic Band will perform seasonal favorites including “Bells,” “A Christmas Festival,” “An American Christmas,” "Three Moods of Hanukkah" and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

A special part of this year’s concert will feature the Sippican School Concert Choir, under the direction of Patricia Richard performing a lovely setting of “Jingle Bell Rock," "The Little Drummer Boy" and a colorful arrangement of "Feliz Navidad."

Also, the youngsters in the audience will enter a drawing with the winners playing the sleigh bells with the Tri-County Symphonic Band in its rendition of Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”

The concert will conclude with a “Christmas Sing-a-long” featuring the Sippican School Concert Choir and special guests, followed by a volunteer community band called the "Cottage Street Jam Band," under the direction of Hannah Moore, leading a march from the Sippican School to Island Wharf to greet Santa as he arrives via “water sleigh.”

As the band rounds the corner and jolly Santa’s in sight,

He wishes peace to all and to all a good night!