DVAC Hemet offering special Christmas Concert Dec. 14


The Diamond Valley Arts Council in Hemet celebrates the height of the holiday season with a Christmas Concert with musical entertainment from the Bone Zone, the Inland Valley Youth Orchestra and Dan Boulton with his Saxophone Choir Saturday, Dec. 14.

The Bone Zone will open the evening followed by the Inland Valley Youth Orchestra. Adding to the talented string section, a small group of saxophone players will join them for a mix of strings and horns. Next, the Saxophone Choir will perform Christmas favorites.

The Bone Zone is a community trombone choir. The Bone Zone meets once a week, offering area trombonists an opportunity to rehearse and “keep their chops up.” The group performs a variety of musical styles from classical and patriotic to jazz and novelty tunes.

Dan Boulton is a saxophonist and the band director at Hemet High School. His passion for music and commitment to making the community better led him back to Hemet after college, he said. He became dedicated to inspiring Hemet’s youth through music. Several years ago he brought together a group of local saxophonists to form a Christmas caroling group on saxophone. The group has upward of 30 saxophonists made up of students, amateurs and professionals.

Violinist Anna Ancheta is an educator is the conductor of the Inland Valley Youth Orchestra. She coaches and conducts in the Summer Strings Academy, performs with the Mt. San Jacinto College community orchestra and conducts, composes and arranges pieces for the women’s chorus.

Doors for the DVAC Christmas Concert open at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 123 N. Harvard St. in Hemet. The show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for general admission with reserved seating available online. Reserved seats are available at www.thedvac.org or by stopping by center. Music at the Center is a fundraiser for The DVAC and its programs.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia.com.