” on at 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15, in Barker Hall, 600 Franklin St. in Michigan City, adjacent
to Trinity Church.
The performance will feature the DAC Symphonic, Intermediate and Beginning
Bands. Admission for the concert is $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens
The DAC Band Program was established in 2011 with the goal of providing a
community band experience for the youth of Porter and LaPorte counties, the
organization said. Sponsored by Trinity Church of Michigan City, St. Patrick
School of Chesterton, and Sacred Heart Church of LaPorte, the DAC Program is
a musical organization open to all students interested in learning about the
world of music through participation in a concert band.
Students in grades 4-12 are invited to explore different musical styles
while receiving musical instruction on a concert band instrument of their
choice. Members participate in a variety of performances ranging from
sporting events and concerts to school events and open air performances. In
the coming weeks band members will be taking part in different seasonal
events in the area communities.
On Friday, Dec. 6, students of the DAC trumpet choir played for the First
Friday Christmas festivities at Trinity Church in downtown Michigan City.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, DAC bands performed Christmas carols for the St.
Patrick School book fair at Barnes and Noble bookstore in Valparaiso.
At 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, DAC bands will be performing in the annual DAC
Christmas concert at Barker Hall in Michigan City. This year’s theme: “Home
for the Holidays.”
The DAC Director of Bands is Karen Rainey, a graduate of Chesterton High
School with a Bachelor of Music Education from Butler University in
The DAC Band Program currently includes students from Notre Dame School,
Queen of All Saints School, St. Patrick School, St. Paul Lutheran School,
St. Stanislaus School, St. Paul Catholic School, Discovery Charter School,
Renaissance Academy, Michigan City Christian Academy, and Marquette High
School, as well as home-school students and students from the Michigan City
and Duneland public schools.
Rehearsals and lessons for DAC bands are held at Trinity Church in Michigan
City, St. Patrick School in Chesterton, and Sacred Heart Church in LaPorte.
The DAC bands are always open to new students and everyone is encouraged to
learn more about the program by visiting dacband.org
Inquires can also be made to Rainey at (219) 921-0668 or at firstname.lastname@example.org