The Love City Pan Dragons perform at their December 12 Christmas concert.
More than 50 residents and visitors joined the Love City Pan Dragons in kicking off the holiday season on Sunday afternoon, December 12, with the group’s annual Christmas concert at the Westin Resort and Villas.
Led by instructor and arranger Samuel Lawrence, the group played a variety of traditional and local holiday songs. From the Christmas standard, “O Holy Night” by Adolph Adams to the upbeat “Pan,” by Cool Session Brass, the crowd was tapping their toes and bopping their heads to the beat.
The fun even continued between sets when during the short intermission, one Love City Pan Dragon student gave a special show. Taking the baton from Samuel, the pan player gave a dead-on impersonation of the one-of-a-kind instructor, which had the whole crowd in stitches.
The difficulty level of songs rose during the second set with the Pan Dragons showing off their considerable skill with such songs as “Can Can” by Cole Porter and “Pan in Mas” composed by Lawrence himself.
The program wrapped up with the holiday favorite “Winter Wonderland” to thunderous applause.