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The Concord Band

A Symphonic Concert Band
Box 302, Concord, MA 01742
Tel: 978-897-9969
2016-17 Season Schedule
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51 Walden

The Concord Band, founded in 1959, is a 65-member community band located in Concord, MA.
James O'Dell is the Music Director, and Steven Barbas is the Assistant Conductor.

Recipient of the2013 Sudler Silver Scroll Award, Amerca’s most prestigious award for community concert bands. Read about it on the Concord Band Blog.

Welcome to our 58th season!
We have a terrific schedule of concerts.
Please browse our extensive collection of on-line information.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday, June 29, 7:15 pm
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA.

The theme this week is Back in the Day

Program

Fruitlands 25 Fanfare William McManus
National Anthem Francis Scott Key
Twentiana arr. Hawley Ades
The Rakes of Mallow Leroy Anderson
Scenes from La Boheme Giacomo Puccini
Cheerio March Edwin Franko Goldman
Themes Like Old Times arr. Warren Barker
Pavanne Morton Gould
American Folk Rhapsody No. 2 Clare Grundman
A Tribute to Judy Garland arr. Bill Holcombe
The Good Old USA arr. James Christensen
The Homefront arr. James Christensen
The Mad Major Kenneth J. Alford

2017 Picnic in the Park – Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

2017 Picnic Poster

2017 Summer Picnic poster
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Emerson Field, Concord MA.

We play at 3:00, but come down early and enjoy all of the other activities.

This event is rain or shine. The rain location is The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA

Program

National Anthem Francis Scott Key
An Ellington Portrait arr. Floyd E. Werle
Persuasion Sammy Nestico
Bugler’s Holiday Leroy Anderson
Sinatra In Concert arr. Jerry Nowak
Swing’s the Thing arr. Warren Barker
Dixieland on Stage arr. Bob Lowden
America Forever Malinda Zenor
Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
Armed Forces Salute arr. Bob Lowden
National Emblem E. E. Bagley
Spirit of America arr. Dean W. Smith
Seventy Six Trombones Meredith Willson
The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa

2017 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday, July 6, 7:15 pm
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA.

The theme this week is Star-Spangled Spectacular

Program

Fruitlands 25 Fanfare William McManus
National Anthem Francis Scott Key
An Ellington Portrait arr. Floyd E. Werle
Persuasion Sammy Nestico
Bugler’s Holiday Leroy Anderson
Sinatra In Concert arr. Jerry Nowak
Swing’s the Thing arr. Warren Barker
Dixieland on Stage arr. Bob Lowden
America Forever Malinda Zenor
Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
Armed Forces Salute arr. Bob Lowden
National Emblem E. E. Bagley
Spirit of America arr. Dean W. Smith
Seventy Six Trombones Meredith Willson
The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa

2017 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday, July 13, 7:15 pm
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA.

The theme this week is For Kids of All Ages

Program

Steven Barbas, assistant conductor
Fruitlands 25 Fanfare William McManus
National Anthem Francis Scott Key
Looney Tunes Overture arr. Bill Holcombe
Selections from Aladdin arr. John Moss
Children's March Percy Grainger
World of Warcraft
A Rhapsody of Reruns arr. Paul Jennings
The High School Cadets John Philip Sousa
The Wizard of Oz arr. James Barnes
Disney at the Oscars arr. John Moss
Alligator Alley
Root Beer Rag Billy Joel
Beauty and the Beast Alan Menken
Mother Goose March John Philip Sousa

2017 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday, July 20, 7:15 pm
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA.

The theme this week is Amercian Masters

Program

Fruitlands 25 Fanfare William McManus
National Anthem Francis Scott Key
Danzon Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story Leonard Bernstein
The Wrong Note Rag Leonard Bernstein
Irving Berlin’s Songs for America arr. James Swearingen
Irving Berlin: Symphonic Portrait arr. Hawley Ades
Alexander's Ragtime Band Irving Berlin
Anything Goes Cole Porter
Cole Porter on Broadway arr. Warren Barker
The Symphonic Gershwin arr. Warren Barker
Strike Up the Band George Gershwin
The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa

2017 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday, July 27, 7:15 pm

2017 Summer Poster

2017 Summer Season poster
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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA.

The theme this week is A Summer Retrospective

Looking for Substitute Players

The Concord Band is looking for musicians who would be willing to be on our “call list” to fill in for absences in rehearsals or performances. If you'd like to play with us or know someone who might, please get in touch with either Jim O’Dell, CBA Director or Dave Tweed, CBA Personnel or leave a message on the band’s answering machine at 978-897-9969.

The Concord Band on TV

Since 2008, some of our concerts have been recorded and made available by Concord-Carlisle TV. See our Concert Videos page.

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