The City of Pleasanton and the Firehouse Arts Center host the 7th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival. The concert hits the Firehouse Arts Center Theater stage on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All cities in the Tri-Valley are represented, and performers range in age from elementary through high school.

Full of holiday-themed songs, some traditional, some with pop variations, this year's Holiday YMF not only includes bands and solos, but also the 4th annual performance by the Firehouse Arts Center Youth Chorus. Teens from the High School Music Collaborative have acted as music mentors to the youth chorus and will be performing numbers in addition to the chorus selections.

The production team for this prep-intensive annual event is helmed by seasoned youth programs director Mark Duncanson, an experienced actor and musician who also runs the award-winning teen improv troupe Creatures of Impulse. Under his guiding hand, the YMF is reshaped into a program that now focuses on collaboration among staff and youth musicians. Speaking of COI, this year the troupe will again put in a special guest appearance to "sugar and spice" things up.

The Firehouse Arts Center is located in downtown Pleasanton at 4444 Railroad Ave. Tickets for students are $5, and for general admission are $10.

To learn more, visit or call 925-931-4848.