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Press Release

For Immediate Release

The Concord Band to perform at The Boston Festival of Bands

The Concord Band at Faneuil Hall on June 6, 2009
The Concord Band at Faneuil Hall on June 6, 2009

Concord, Mass, May 17, 2011 — The Concord Band has been invited to perform at the day-long 23rd annual Boston Festival of Bands, held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA. This all-day event, featuring seven of the best concert bands in New England, runs from 11 AM to 6 PM, is free and open to the public. Each band performs for about 45 minutes (starting on the hour), and the festival is free and open to the public. If you enjoy c...oncert band music, this all-day festival is an exciting way to hear the best in band music, to hear pieces you might have never heard before, and see how community concert bands are flourishing all through New England.

The Concord Band's program at 4 PM will include: Fruitlands Overture by Dr. William G. McManus (former director of the band), conducted by the band's Assistant Conductor, Steven Barbas; the first movement of Three Jazz Moods by John Lewis; Sea Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Colours by Roger Cichy; Con Sabor Español by Lewis Buckley; and Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral (from Lohengrin) by Wagner. The Band's current Music Director is James O’Dell.

For additional information on The Concord Band and all its spring/summer concerts, see the band's website,, or call 978-897-9969.

The Boston Festival of Bands (which is hosted by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony) will also feature (on June 4) performances by: the American Band (based in Providence, RI); the Casco Bay Concert Band (South Portland, ME); the Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Boston, MA); the Windham Concert Band (Windham, NH); the Sharon Concert Band (Sharon, MA); and the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble (Providence, RI). For additional information on the entire Festival, see or call 617-983-1370 (the Metropolitan Wind Symphony).

For additional information, contact Peter Norton, Concord Band Publicity. Visit our website at

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