The Concord Band Dedicates Hudson Concert to the Memory of Frank Casaceli
David Southard solos with the Concord Band at Wood Park in Hudson, MA.
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CONCORD, MA July 15, 2003
The Concord Band will dedicate its July 23rd Wood Park concert to
longtime band member and Hudson resident Frank Casaceli, who passed away
in December 2002. Frank played clarinet, flute, and saxophone for many
years with the band. His sweet disposition and fine musicianship made him
well-liked and respected among his peers. Frank had a natural gift for
improvisation and was a frequent soloist with the band. One of the solos
that Frank played was Bell-Flight by Lewis J. Buckley. The
Concord Band will honor Frank's memory with a performance of
Bell-Flight featuring Dave Southard of Bedford, MA on soprano
sax. The concert will also feature the music of the 1930s and 1940s, such
as the big band sounds of Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller,
and music popular during World War II.
The Concord Band performs Wednesday, July 23, 2003 from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. at Wood Park, Park Street, Hudson. The rain location is Hudson Town
Hall auditorium, 78 Main St., Hudson. Admission is free.
The Concord Band, founded in 1959, is one of the leading community
concert bands in the United States. It is well known for its innovative
programming and the exceptional quality of its commissioned pieces. It
presents both formal and Pops concerts throughout the year. Its summer
concerts at Fruitlands Museums in Harvard, Massachusetts, are attended by
more than 10,000 people each year. The band's Music Director is
Dr. William G. McManus.
For additional information, contact Yvonne Dailey,
Concord Band Publicity.
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