Music filled the air at the Hartford City Public Library last Thursday. The Windsong Flute Ensemble, a group of ladies out of the Mississinewa Valley Band, performed their harmonic sounds for all to enjoy this holiday season. The group has performed at the library in the past and up around the courthouse square during the summer months.
Their performance included Christmas classics such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Silent Night, as well as Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, Silver Bells and Up on the House Top just to name a few.
The children in attendance danced and sang along with the musical group. The children were given handmade instruments provided by the library during a few of the songs to play along. The handmade instruments were mini drums made out of plastic cups with popsicle sticks and bells on pipe cleaners.
Mid-performance they took time out to read two books to the young attendees. My First Christmas Story and The Night Before Christmas were read as the children gathered on the rug to see the colorful detailed photos in the books and to help act out a few lines such as Santa’s jolly laugh.
After the performance The Windsong Flute Ensemble stayed to speak with those that were in attendance and answer questions about their group and their music. The library provided refreshments of punch, cookies and candy canes.
The Mississinewa Valley Band’s mission is to provide a performance arena for amateur instrumentalists of all ages fostering a challenging environment for continued growth and musicianship. The group gathers most Tuesday’s nights at 7:30 pm at the Marion High School. If you are interested in joining the band all you have to do is grab your instrument and head to entrance 17 at the high school.