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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Concord Band Opens its 26th Summer Season at Fruitlands Museum

Harvard, Mass, June 19, 2011 — The Concord Band returns to its summer home on June 22, 2011 to start its 26th season of concerts at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts. Each Wednesday for six weeks, Music Director James O’Dell and the Band will present a new, lively musical program to delight audiences of all ages.

  • June 22: The season opens with "Down to the Sea," celebrating pirates, mermaids and all the wonderful music inspired by the sea.
  • June 29: The Band will put you "In a Latin Mood" with a program of lively music from Spain and Latin America.
  • July 6: "Americana" will feature a program full of marches and patriotic selections.
  • July 13: Bring your dancing shoes as Assistant Conductor Steven Barbas leads the Band in "Shall We Dance?"
  • July 20: Take a musical trip out west as the Band explores "How the West Was Won".
  • July 27: The final concert is "A Summer Retrospective" recapping the highlights and favorites from all the summer programs.

Bring family and friends to enjoy a relaxing summer evening with great music in a spectacular setting. Pack a picnic, or plan to visit the refreshment center on the grounds. Concerts begin at 7:15 PM each Wednesday from June 22 through July 27, at 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, Massachusetts. (Gates open at 6:00 PM for those who wish to picnic.) Admission: $15 per car ($10 for Fruitlands Museum members) with parking on the grounds. Handicapped-accessible. Call the Concord Band hotline at (978) 897-9969 for updates in the event of questionable weather.

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. Thousands attend its summer concerts at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts each year.

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

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