Concord Band to be Featured at New England Intercollegiate Band Festival
Concord, Mass, March 20, 2011 —
The Concord Band has been invited to be the featured guest community band to
open the 29th Annual New England Intercollegiate Band Concert.
The concert, presented by the New England College Band Association, will be
held at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at
7:00 PM in the A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel.
The New England Intercollegiate Band is a select honor band comprising
over 50 students from more than 20 colleges and universities throughout New
The New England Intercollegiate Band will be performing music of
Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Persichetti, and Ives under the direction of
guest conductor Malcolm W. Rowell Jr., Professor of Music Emeritus from the
University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Under the direction of Professor Rowell, the Concord Band will perform
“Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.
The remainder of the Concord Band’s portion of the program, conducted
by Music Director James O’Dell, will include Fruitlands Overture
by Dr. William G. McManus, the Concord Band’s Music Director Emeritus;
Colours by Roger Cichy; and Con Sabor Español by Lewis
Professor Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr. recently retired as Director of Bands and
Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
In recognition of his professional work, Professor Rowell has received the
National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence and the A. Frank
Martin Award, presented by Kappa Kappa Psi for his contributions to college
In March 1997, Professor Rowell was elected to the American Bandmasters
Association, the most prestigious organization of its kind in the world.
He frequently serves as guest conductor, clinician, and lecturer at state and
regional festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert;
$10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children under 12.
For more information, contact Dr. David Rox, director of bands at Gordon
College, 978-867-4369, or
For additional information, contact Peter Norton,
Concord Band Publicity.
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