Concert Photography: Charleston Concert Band Christmas Show
There is something so magical about going to a live big band concert and I’ve had a love of concert photography since way back when I used to shoot the Charleston Jazz Orchestra shows at the Charleston Music Hall with the Jazz Artists of Charleston.
The Charleston Concert Band Christmas Concert at the Summerall Chapel was extra special, however, both to attend and work as a concert photographer. Maybe it was the gorgeous historic chapel on the grounds of the Citadel. Maybe it was the Christmas spirit, keeping all the musicians in a great mood despite the tiny stage, but it definitely stemmed in part from the awesome Christmas hats the band pulled out mid-set! One of the musicians’ hats was a Christmas tree that even lit up, it was amazing!
The moment the musicians donned their festive hats, the crowd lit up with smiles. There’s nothing quite like listening to Sleigh Ride live from a band sporting reindeer antlers and tinsel-wrapped instruments!
And if you haven’t made it to a Charleston Concert Band concert yet, you are missing out, friends!
These photographs were taken both to document an amazing evening of music but also for branding purposes, and you will currently see them on the Charleston Concert Band’s website.
The Charleston Concert Band’s mission is to present and preserve Charleston’s musical history to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Founded in 1978, The Charleston Concert Band is a certified 501(c)(3) and boasts members from all walks of life who are passionate about preserving and sharing America’s musical traditions. The Charleston Concert Band plays 8 events annually, their repertoire ranging from show tunes and marches to Mozart and Bernstein.
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