The Weeks Before Christmas (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)

The Weeks Before Christmas

(with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)

By Garry Leeson


‘Twas weeks before Christmas when all through the town

Not a senior musician was wearing a frown.

Their instruments were cleaned, all tuned up with care,

In hopes that when they played them, an audience’d be there.


Why stay at home, nestled, all bored in your bed?

Come to the Festival Theatre and join them instead,

You in a kerchief, your friend in a cap,

Not just vegging away on a long winter’s nap.


They have a fiery conductor, so lively and quick

But make no mistake, he isn’t St. Nick.

When they don’t watch his baton and stay in the game,

He’ll whistle and shout and call them by name:


Now Val! Now Al! Now Peter and Mary!

On Blair! On Butch! On Ron and Garry!

To the top of the tune! To the top of the score!

Play away! Play away! Like I showed you before.


But then, in a twinkling, it all comes together

And they’ll be playing their tunes no matter the weather.

So show up and join us on the sixth of December.

We promise a show that you’ll always remember.



invites you to a lively concert of seasonal and other music.

Wednesday, December 6, 7:30pm

Festival Theatre, Wolfville


Special guests:


Both ensembles directed by Brian Johnston.


Free Will Offering to help cover venue costs.

NHB welcomes new players, beginner and experienced,
for the winter 2018 session.