Conroe Symphony Orchestra recently gained a new music director and conductor in Jacob Sustaita. Sustaita's first concert with the orchestra was in October. He is also the director of orchestral studies at Sam Houston State University and has served as the music director of the Akron Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Minnesota Philharmonic.

Conroe Symphony Orchestra's annual Christmas concert will be held Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Mims Baptist Church, located at 1609 Porter Road, Conroe. To purchase tickets, call 936-760-2144 or visit