To the editor:

For all you folks who didn’t attend the Ballard Community Band and Chorus’ annual holiday concert Dec. 1, you really missed somthing special.

Scott Keese and Cheryle Harmon are the directors of these outstanding local musicians and singers. The band was formed in 1993 and performs summer concerts and this annual holiday concert. The chorus was formed in 1987 as part of the Slater Centennial and after a few years break, it returned in 2007. Both groups consist of area musicians and choral members, including a number of talented high school students. New members are always welcome, and for more information you may contact Mary Jo Beckman at 515-597-2513.

It was a delightful hour and a half of holiday music that touched the hearts of those attending. Many thanks to all involved.

Myrna Harmon