The Triangle Brass Band brings you entertaining arrangements of the music everyone wants to hear, during this festive time of year.  We are joined by the talented Chandra Branch for a musical rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and will present several other popular songs of the season.

The December 13 concert at Meymandi Concert Hall will be preceded by a large BRASSMAS brass ensemble paying carols in front of the Duke Energy Center.

Meymandi Hall

Wake Forest Baptist Church

Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 PM
Wake Forest Baptist Church
Wake Forest, NC

Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 PM
Meymandi Hall, Duke Energy Center
Raleigh, NC

Do you play a brass instrument? Join us for BRASSMAS.


Chandra Branch, Narrator

Chanda Branch is an alumnus of Tennessee State University, with a B.S. in Speech Communications & Theatre including Teaching Certification. Leadership and civic engagement were instilled in her as core values at a young age in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida and she remains committed to those concepts as she helps to build the community in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chanda has appeared on stage and screen with several theatre and production companies in Florida, Tennessee, and North Carolina.  Some of her favorite roles include Vlema Kelly (Chicago, The Musical) , Sarah (Ragtime, The Musical), Thias (MTAG’s Pooled), and The Witch (Big Fish).  Chanda is not only a professional singer, dancer, and actress, she is also a Theatre Educator (Technical Theatre Director at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School) who has produced, directed, and choreographed for such shows as, The Lion King, Jr., The Little Mermaid, Jr., and numerous Showcases featuring students who have gone on to study theatre and dance in colleges and conservatories throughout the nation.

Her most recent role makes this Holiday Season more exciting than ever!  This year marks the first Christmas she and husband Corey will spend with their newborn baby girl!


Christians Awake – Paul Lovatt-Cooper
October – Eric Whitacre, Arr. Jesse Rackley
Christmas Day – Gustav Holst, Arr. van Beringen
Carol of the Shepherds – Philip Sparke
O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam, Arr. Stephen Tighe
Joy to the World – Anthony DiLorenzo
– Intermission –
Little Drummer Boy – Simeone, Onorati & Davis Arr. Philip Sparke
‘Twas the night before Christmas – Anthony Dilorenzo 
Chandra Branch, Narrator
Lullaby (Away in a Manger) – Eric Banks
Santa Claus-Trophobia – Sandy Smith
White Christmas – Irving Berlin, Arr. Philip Sparke
The Christmas Song – Torme & Wells, Arr. Philip Sparke
All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey/Walter Afanasieff, Arr. Frank Bernaerts


Tony Granados, Conductor

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