Roxbury Brass plays Saturday

Roxbury — All the best in hometown talent will come together on Saturday, Dec. 6 in Roxbury to create a daylong, old-fashioned festival, “Holidays of the Gilded Age.”
From the heartwarming fanfare of the Roxbury Brass and talented voices raised in song, to the beautifully handmade crafts and enchanting aromas of cocoa, oranges and cloves, this holiday celebration trumpets the traditions of pre-shopping mall times.
The Roxbury Brass will be the spirited final act to get folks on their feet in a rousing sing-along at The Roxbury Arts Group’s “Parlor Social.” The social, which begins at 4 p.m. that Saturday, features magic by Art Martello and performances by Patricia Dell and Kent Brown, as well as Sharon Cucinotta, Roberta Jackson Feldhusen and Roy N. Feldhusen, singing the seasonal and period pieces that folks would gather around the piano to enjoy 100 years ago.
Once everyone is in the holiday mood, the Roxbury Brass will accompany a rousing sing-along, then at 6:30 you can hop aboard Santa’s horse drawn coach to light the village tree and marvel at the storefront illuminations along Main Street.
On the village green, Dickens’ style carolers, organized by the Roxbury Brass founder, Bea Hinkley, and featuring members of the Gould Church choir and the Brass, will keep everyone singing while they enjoy hot cocoa.
All freewill donations received during “Holidays of the Gilded Age” will help fund the Roxbury Community Christmas Fund, which supplies a holiday meal and other food staples to Roxbury families in need, as well as emergency assistance throughout the year. You’ll find a full schedule of events at www.roxburyny.com or call 607 326-3722 for more information.