LCCB Artistic Director Dave Carbone

The Lowcountry Community Concert Band presents a special outdoor holiday concert on Saturday, December 10, at 2 pm, in the front courtyard of the Library at the USC – Beaufort Bluffton campus. Admission is free to all, and donations are gratefully accepted.

The USCB campus has ample parking, plentiful seating, and is wheelchair-accessible.  Bring some friends, bring a cooler!  Added attractions will include a food truck, a Christmas cookie baking contest, and an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest.

The full Band will play the following:

Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson; Minor Alterations (Christmas Through the Looking Glass), by David Lovrien;Ave Maria, by Sergei Rachmaninoff, arranged by Brian Beck; Christmas Festival, by Leroy Anderson; Herald the Holidays (Holiday Flourish for Band), by Robert W. Smith; selections from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, by Danny Elfman, arranged by Michael Brown; Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming, arranged by Larry Kerchner; and Christmas Finale, arranged for band by Paul Jennings.

Our LCCB French Horn Choir will play The Carol of the Bells, as recorded by the popular a cappella group Pentatonix.

The LCCB is sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of South Carolina – Beaufort.  In addition to the main Concert Band, LCCB/OLLI supports two smaller chamber ensembles — the Lowcountry Jazz Ensemble and the Flutes of the Lowcountry.  The LCCB provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages and abilities to play instrumental music together for enjoyment as well as to perform for the community.  Any OLLI member is welcome to join.  Students and adults of any age can join the band.  The LCCB is 100% self-sustaining, and receives no state or local funding.  Donations are welcome, and are used for, e.g., buying new music and equipment, repairing instruments, and rental of venue space for performances where required.  For further information, visit our LCCB website, at