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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

2022 Fall Concert: Ralph Vaughan Williams 150 – Saturday, October 22, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

This concert celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of influential 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.

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In Memoriam

The Concord Band mourns the death of long-time trumpeter, CG Lower, who passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2022. He had been excited about being able to see the music on the music stand again following cateract surgery, and was looking forward to this year's return of the Concord Band to an in-person season at Fruitlands. Ironically, the last piece he played was “Taps” for the Taps Across America National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day.

CG performed and conducted in everything from marching band halftime shows and parades, drum corps performances, fife corps musters, high school and community theater musicals, assorted Town Band concerts, church performances and private lessons with students of all ages and abilities — he was absolutely masterful in tailoring lessons to each individual.

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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This page last updated: 2022/7/31
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