The group played a selection that was representative of the era when Samuel de Champlain discovered Lake Champlain 400 years ago, Whalen said.
At the tree lighting ceremony, Town Councilman John Alexander showed up soon after finishing his routine five-mile walk through town - and snow was adorning his coat.
He greeted the 60 or so people showing up for the ceremony, and talked about how a lot was going on in town and how Warrensburg was fortunate to have a traditional celebration imbued with family values.
Monday, he recalled the varied activities spurring a sense of excitement around the community.
"You could feel the electricity in town," he said. "There was quite a festive atmosphere."