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Concord Band Music Director Candidate Cover Letter

The Concord Band
P.O. Box 302
Concord, MA 01742

Dear Applicant,

Thank you very much for your interest in the part-time position of Music Director for the Concord Band. There is additional information, including the Mission, Policies and Unique Character of the Concord Band and details regarding the Music Director tasks, on the Concord Band website at In addition, an application form will be available on the website by early December, 2007.

We request that all applications be submitted no later than February 1, 2008. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in March or April, 2008. Finalists will be invited to meet and rehearse with the band in May of 2008. The new Music Director will be announced by the end of June and is expected to start work no later than January 2009. This will allow a minimum of two months of overlap with Dr. William McManus, the current Music Director, before he steps down following our March 2009 50th anniversary concert. If mutually agreeable, the new Director may become involved with the band at an earlier date.

Note that the application deadline, interviews and guest conducting are earlier than indicated in a previous communication. This is the result of a schedule change that has opened up an opportune window for auditions in the spring of 2008.

You may submit your application in hard copy via mail, electronically on the web site, or via e-mail at the below address. All applications will be provided appropriate privacy protection.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


Charles Learoyd
Music Director Search Committee

Concord Band Music Director Candidate Resource List

To help applicants learn as much as possible about the Band, we encourage you to visit these webpages on our site and others:

  • Task list — put together by our present Director, gives a month-by-month review of the things that need to get done
  • Our annual schedule
  • Our scrapbook — articles, reviews, press releases, pictures
  • Our newsletter, Notes from the Concord Band — provides updates from the band and requests donations
  • Discography — details of some of our recordings; CDs are typically pressed for all concerts based on orders from musicians and fans
  • Biographical Sketches — soloists, guest artists, guest conductors and others who have worked with the Band
  • Program Notes — list of some of the works the Band has performed
  • Commissioned Works
  • CBA Library — a somewhat dated listing (as of 2002) of the pieces in the library.
  • 51 Walden — The story of the historic building we share with other Concord groups via The Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC)

Concord Band Music Director Application

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