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The Concord Band

A Symphonic Concert Band
Box 302, Concord, MA 01742
Tel: 978-897-9969
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 59th season!
We have a terrific schedule of concerts.
Please browse our extensive collection of on-line information.

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Upcoming Events

2017 Fall Concert: “Songs and Dances” – Saturday, October 21, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

This is the first concert of our new season, featuring mezzo-soprano Alyssa Becker.

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

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Program

Song and Dance Richard L. Saucedo
Court Festival William P. Latham
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair Claude Debussy
John Rabinowitz, alto saxolphone
Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band Bernard Gilmore
Alyssa Becker, mezzo-soprano
— Intermission —
Havendance David R. Holsinger
Cantus (Song of Night) Thomas Doss
Old American Songs Aaron Copland
Cajun Folk Songs Frank Ticheli

2017 Holiday Pops Concert – Friday, December 8, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

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Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, December 10.

2017 Holiday Pops Concert – Saturday, December 9, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.
2017 Holiday Pops
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Join us to celebrate the holidays with both traditional music and other interesting pieces.

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Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, December 10.

For Pops reservations, you can:

  • On line: Visit Ticketstage.com, click on the “Select Performance” button and select the date that you want. Note that there is no surcharge for purchasing your tickets online, so we are encouraging you to take advantage of this service.
  • Send a check in the amount of $25 per ticket ($15 for children under 12), made out to “The Concord Band”, to 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 toConcord Band reservations. Be sure to specify how many tickets and which night, and include your name, email address and phone number for confirmation.

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.

2018 Winter Concert: “1818-1918-2018” – Saturday, March 3, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

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

Program

A Simple Song from “Mass” Leonard Bernstein
Funeral March of a Marionette Charles Gounod
Overture to Candide Leonard Bernstein
Petite Suite Nonet Charles Gounod
1. Adagio/Allegro
Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” Leonard Bernstein
— Intermission —
A Trumpeter's Lullaby Leory Anderson
Rich Given, trumpet soloist
Toccata Marziale Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Planets: Mars Gustav Holst
Irish Tune from County Derry/Shepherds Hey Percy Grainger


Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, March 4.

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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This page last updated: 2017/10/18
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