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Hill Country Community Band Brings Joyful Noise to Marble Falls Library

The Hill Country Community Band Christmas Concert hosted by the Marble Falls Public Library is a big hit. The performance and library open house alway draw a large crowd. This year’s event starts at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The library is located at 101 Main St. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

It has become a Marble Falls tradition: the annual Hill Country Community Band Christmas concert and Marble Falls Public Library open house.

Each year, the library staff and band helpers set up a larger number of chairs, even having to track down a few more, for the growing crowd of patrons who attend the open house and concert.

This year’s event is Friday, Dec. 7, at the library, 101 Main St. It starts with the open house at 3 p.m., during which patrons and residents can visit with library staff and musicians.

The Hill Country Community Band then gets everyone in the Christmas spirit with a concert, which usually begins at about 4 p.m.

The band, comprised of Highland Lakes residents who love to share music with the community, practices throughout the year but really gears up during the holiday season. Led by conductor Bo Boshears, the Hill Country Community Band tackles complex arrangements, bringing its own twist to traditional standards that leaves audiences smiling and in awe of this all-volunteer group.

During the Christmas concert, people can expect a mix of traditional and more contemporary holiday songs as well as a surprise or two.

While a library might seem like a strange place to hold a concert, the staff noted a request from patrons for more music. The band also performs a Fourth of July concert at the facility.

As regulars to the annual Christmas concert will tell you, it’s a big event, so if you want a seat close to the band, get there early. Even if you can’t get a front-row seat, the library’s acoustics make any listening spot a great one.

Go to or check out the band’s Facebook page at for more information and updates.

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