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The Concord Band

A Symphonic Concert Band
Box 302, Concord, MA 01742
Tel: 978-897-9969
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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 57th season!
We have a terrific schedule of concerts.
Please browse our extensive collection of on-line information.

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Upcoming Events

2016 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday,June 23, 7:15 pm

2016 Summer Poster

2016 Summer Season poster
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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA.

The theme this week is Into the Woods

We are very excited to have John Ferrillo, principle oboist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, join us for this concert. Mr. Ferrillo has a very special relationship with the Concord Band, having been one of Music Director Laureate William Toland's students at Bedford High School.

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Program

Fruitlands 25 Fanfare William McManus
National Anthem Francis Scott Key
Selections from Into the Woods Stephen Sondheim
Tales from the Vienna Woods Johann Strauss II
Autumn Soliloquy James Barnes
John Ferrillo, oboe soloist
Gabriel's Oboe Ennio Morricone
Variations on a Korean Folk Song John Barnes Chance
Amparito Roca Jaime Texidor
Serenade for a Picket Fence Norman Leyden
The Liberty Bell March John Philip Sousa

2016 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday,June 30, 7:15 pm
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA.

The theme this week is A Swingin’ Summer

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Program

Fruitlands 25 Fanfare William McManus
National Anthem Francis Scott Key
An Ellington Portrait arr. Floyd E. Werle
Big Band Cavalcade arr. Andy Clark
Dixieland Jam! arr. Bob Lowden
In the Mood Joe Garland
Tuba Tiger Rag Harry DeCosta
Harlem Nocturne Earle Hagen
Themes Like Old Times III arr. Warren Barker
A Child is Born Thad Jones
Satchmo! arr. Ted Ricketts
Bugle Call Rag Eubie Blake

2016 Picnic in the Park – Monday,July 4, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

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Program

National Anthem Francis Scott Key
Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar
’S Wonderful George Gershwin
Boston Liberties Julie Giroux
Beauty and the Beast Alan Menken
American Salute Morton Gould
Irving Berlin’s Songs for America arr. James Swearingen
Bunker Hill March Karl L. King
Dixieland Front and Center John Warrington
Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
Armed Forces Salute arr. Bob Lowden
Spirit of America arr. Dean W. Smith
Seventy Six Trombones Meredith Willson
National Emblem E. E. Bagley
The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa

2016 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday,July 7, 7:15 pm

2016 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday,July 14, 7:15 pm

2016 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday,July 21, 7:15 pm

2016 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday,July 28, 7:15 pm

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

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