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The Concord Band

A Symphonic Concert Band
Box 302, Concord, MA 01742
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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 the 2013 Sudler Silver Scroll Award, Amerca’s most prestigious award for community concert bands. Read about it on the Concord Band Blog.

Welcome to our 63rd season!
We have a terrific schedule of concerts.
Please browse our extensive collection of on-line information.

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Upcoming Events

2021 Holiday Pops Concert – Saturday, December 11, 7:30 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.
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This concert will start with a prelude and holiday arrangements by the jazz ensemble, followed by brass quartet and sextet, clarinet quartet, and sax quartet. Then each instrumental section will play with a holiday arrangement for woodwinds, two brass section pieces, and a percussion section number. The closing part of the concert will be the full band playing Overture to a Winter Festival that was written for the band, along with other holiday favorites including Sleigh Ride and Auld Lang Syne.

This concert is free admission, with open audience seating (without tables this year). Donations will be gratefully accepted. Please plan to come early, hear the jazz ensemble, and welcome back the full Concord Band!

Note: If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, December 12.

Program

Jazz Prelude
Brass Quartet
Brass Sextet
Clarinet Quartet
Saxophone Quartet
Woodwind Ensemble
Christmas Carols arr. Anderson
Brass Ensemble
Fanfare pour Preceder La Peri Dukas
Canzon septimi toni No. 2 Gabrieli
Percussion Ensemble
Riverdance Bill Whelan
Full Ensemble
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi
Jingle Them Bells Julie Giroux
White Christmas Irving Berlin
A Christmas Festival Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Auld Lang Syne arr. William Toland

2022 Winter Concert: Ralph Vaughan Williams 150 – Saturday, March 5, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

This concert celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of infuential British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, notable for his fascinating renditions of folk songs from the English countryside.

This is a free concert. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted.


Note: If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, March 6.

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In Memoriam

The Concord Band mourns the death of its principal flutist, Barbara Weiblin, who succumbed to cancer on May 15, 2020. Barbara joined the Concord Band in 1985. In 2014, she played the solo in Flight of the Bumble Bee with the Band, and together with her husband Bill, organized refreshments for receptions at many of the Band's fall & winter concerts. In addition to being in the Concord Band, Barbara led a flute choir at St John's Lutheran Church in Sudbury and played for several years in the Nashoba Symphonic Band in Bolton.

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. We'll need your contact information, the instrument(s) you play, and a brief synopsis of your background.

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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