Christmas Concert & Tree-Lighting Ceremony @ 7:30 p.m.

December 18, 2006

SAINT LEO, FLA. – Saint Leo University is sponsoring a Christmas concert, featuring the Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet, on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Abbey Church.

Christmas Concert & Tree-Lighting Ceremony @ 7:30 p.m. Following the concert, a candlelight procession will lead the way to the University’s Christmas tree where a tree-lighting ceremony and caroling will take place. Refreshments will be served.

The concert is sponsored by the Tampa Tribune and Student Involvement and is free and open to the public.

The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will perform a concert of traditional Christmas music. The quintet has been performing in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years. The members of the Quintet are Robert Smith and Kenneth Brown on the trumpet; James Wilson, French horn; Dwight Decker, trombone; and William Mickelsen, tuba.
Saint Leo University is on 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (exit 285) and about 30 minutes north of Tampa. As you enter the main entrance of the University, go straight. When the road splits, turn left. On the right you will see a parking lot in front of Saint Francis Hall. The Abbey Church is on the other side of Saint Francis Hall, easy to spot with its bell tower.

Chartered in 1889, north of Tampa in St. Leo, Fla., Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Students enrolled at Saint Leo may choose from more than 41 academic programs, including bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, pre-professional and accelerated-learning programs.

As one of the leading providers of higher education to the military and a leader in online higher education, Saint Leo’s enrollment includes more than 13,000 students at the traditional University Campus and 15 regional centers throughout Florida, California, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia, and through the Center for Online Learning. For more information, visit

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