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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 Winter Concert: “Shades of Blue” – Saturday,March 4, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Event page on Facebook

This is a free concert. Donations will be gratefully accepted.


Blue Shades Frank Ticheli
Blue Sterling William McManus
David Southard, saxophone soloist
Persuasion Sammy Nestico
— Intermission —
Variations on Carnival of Venice Jean-Baptiste Arban
Richard Given, trumpet soloist
Hymn to a Blue Hour John Mackey
An Ellington Portrait arr. Floyd E. Werle
Bright-Colored Dances Lewis Buckley

Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, March 5.

2017 Spring Pops Concerts – Friday,April 7, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Rotary Club of Concord night
For tickets, visit
You can also phone Dick Hale at 508-878-6577, or send email.
Tickets are $25 each.

Event page on Facebook

2017 Spring Pops Concerts – Saturday,April 8, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Concord Band night

Event page on Facebook

... featuring Christine Fawson

Save these dates!

For Pops reservations, for Saturday night only (see above for Friday), you can:

  • Send a check in the amount of $25 per ticket ($15 for children under 12), made out to “The Concord Band”, along withthis formto the address at the top of the page. Be sure to specify which night, include your phone number for confirmation, and enclose an SASE if you would like the tickets mailed to you rather than picking them up at the concert.
  • Leave a voice message at the phone number at the top of the page. Be sure to specify how many tickets and which night, and leave your name and phone number for confirmation.
  • Send email to Concord Band reservations. Be sure to specify how many tickets and which night, and include your name, email address and phone number for confirmation.
  • On line: Visit and click on the “Select Performance” button.

If you place your reservations by phone or email, you MUST still mail a check in order to hold the seats. You may also include an SASE in order to receive your tickets before the night of the concert. Any unpaid tickets will be subject to re-sale at the door on the night of the concert.

2017 Boston Festival of Bands – Saturday,June 10, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Faneuil Hall, Boston MA.
We'll be on at TBD.

Event page on Metropolitan Wind Symphony website

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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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The Concord Band at 51 Walden on May 19, 2014


This page last updated: 2017/2/7
David Tweed, webmaster
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