Wintertime is Here by Kevin Kammeraad and Friends on Tuneful Tuesday

Today’s song comes from member Kevin Kammeraad and it is a celebration of Winter!
From Kevin:
The idea was to create an original Christmas song. It began with a simple melody and later came the idea of instrumental breaks between the verses. I asked my dad to help with the horn section and the song came together. Simple and fun. When performing, before we start we’ll create three teams of volunteers from the audience.  During each solo, one team at a time does “an interpretive dance solo” and for the finale, everyone dances together. Sometimes we’ll have round of applause decide which team was “the winner.”

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Lyrics:
Wintertime is Here (BMI)
Music by Tim Sayers and Kevin Kammeraad
Excerpts of Jingle Bells, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and Auld Lang Syne traditional
Lyrics by Kevin and Stephanie Kammeraad
Song arrangement by Tim Sayers
Horn arrangement by Kevin Kammeraad, Steve Kammeraad, and Tim Sayers
Wintertime, wintertime, wintertime is here
Wintertime, wintertime, wintertime is here
Bundled in your suits
Coats and hats and boots
Wintertime, wintertime, wintertime is here
Christmastime, Christmastime,
Christmastime is near
Christmastime, Christmastime,
Christmastime is near
Birth of a baby boy
Peace and love and joy
Christmastime, Christmastime,
Christmastime is near
Brand new year, brand new year,
a brand new year is near
Brand new year, brand new year,
a brand new year is near
Hope begins to gleam
Wish and plan and dream
Brand new year, brand new year,
a brand new year is near
Lead vocals, trumpet: Kevin Kammeraad
Piano, bass, guitar, backing vocals, claps: Tim Sayers
Drums, percussion, claps: Dustin Anderson
Saxophone: Steve Kammeraad
Backing vocals, bass, guitar, claps, drums, percussion recorded by Dustin Anderson
Lead vocals, piano, trumpet, saxophone recorded by Al McAvoy
Engineered and mixed by Al McAvoy
Produced by Kevin Kammeraad and Al McAvoy