The Nine Network Presents Festive Music Special Holiday in Blue

December Concert by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Airs on Nine PBS on December 21


St. Louis, MODecember 15, 2011—A concert of holiday favorites by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, under the baton of Commander and Conductor Maj. Cristina M. Moore Urrutia, will air on Nine PBS on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. (it repeats Friday, December 23 at 1:00 a.m.). Holiday in Blue, an hour-long special, was recorded December 2 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral auditorium in Grand Center.

Holiday in Blue features the 45-member band and vocalists Tech. Sgt. Keisha Gwin-Goodin and Staff Sgt. Albert K Williams. Among the songs performed are “A Christmas Intrada,” “The Nutcracker Suite,” “What Child Is This,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Sousa and Christmas Forever” and “O Chanukah.”

Holiday in Blue and all performing arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank.

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