The Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra hosted its annual Christmas Concert last Sunday night at the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction. Take a look behind the scenes as the band prepares for this annual holiday event.

As you can imagine, the prep work involved in setting up a 16 piece big band is considerable. Between sound, staging, lighting, and instruments, several hours go into stage setup and soundcheck.

When it was all said and done, the audience enjoyed an evening of big band arrangements of Christmas standards and other seasonal selections. Trumpet player and vocalist Scott Betts was featured on a couple of selections originally performed by Michael Buble.

Take a behind the scenes look at the preparations for this awesome show. The WCJO presents a Christmas concert every year at the Avalon, so make plans to attend next year's event.