Thursday, August 16, 2018

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2018–2019 60th Anniversary Season Schedule Card
As the Concord Band celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2019, we're preparing a very special season you won't want to miss! Look for our colorful season schedule card included with the Fall 2018 issue of our newsletter, Notes from the Concord Band. If you would like to receive a season card for your bulletin board or 'fridge, sign up for our free newsletter by following this link.

Friday, July 27, 2018

"Anniversaries" Concert Videos

Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Concord Band
James O’Dell Music Director
Steven Barbas Assistant Conductor

Overture to CandideLeonard Bernstein;
arr. Beeler
Funeral March of a MarionetteCharles Gounod;
arr. Squires
Toccata MarzialeRalph Vaugh Williams
A Trumpeter's LullabyLeroy Anderson;
arr. Lang
Richard Given, trumpet
Three Dance Episodes from
On The Town
Leonard Bernstein;
arr. Stith

"Mars" from The PlanetsGustav Holst
"A Simple Song" from MassLeonard Berstein;
arr. Sweeney

Petite Symphonie  I. Adagio, AllegroCharles Gounod
Irish Tune from County DerryPercy Grainger
Shepherd's Hey: English Morris DancePercy Grainger

One of the Band's long-term projects is to create a comprehensive video archive of concert band literature. The archive documents our performances, helps us to improve musically, and provides a valuable online resource for band programming. You can explore performance videos hosted on our YouTube channel, ConcordBandMA.

The Performance Video Database concept has been created and led by percussionist and executive producer Dan Diamond, and video director Barry Mirrer, with generous technical assistance and resources provided by Concord-Carlisle TV. See feature articles: Performance Video DatabaseVideo Production.

The complete Concord Band Performance Video Database is accessible through a tab at the top of each blog page. You can play a video or view program notes by selecting links in the excerpt shown here.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Summer Series at Fruitlands Museum

Sunset view at Fruitlands Museum Summer Concert Series
Gather on the lawn for Fruitlands Museum Summer Concert Series and listen to beautiful music performed on Fruitlands’ outdoor stage!

For six Thursdays, from June 21 through July 26, Fruitlands Museum welcomes The Concord Band, a group of 65 musicians from 40 area towns, as their forthcoming 60th Anniversary Season celebration begins this fall. The Concord Band will treat concert-goers to a fun roster of timeless music, including pieces commemorating historic events, show tunes, patriotic favorites and more.

Music begins at 7:15 pm. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic basket, or purchase food from vendors.

Special Evenings:
  • July 12th. Stop by our Picnic Pop-Up Tent, sponsored by Picnic Perfect, and learn some fun picnicking tips and tricks to amp up your picnicking style.
  • July 19th. Take part in our Picnic Contest. Katie Schur of Picnic Perfect will be our expert contest judge and prize sponsor.
  • All evenings between 5 and 7 pm, stop by the Art Gallery to see some examples of picnicking through the ages in our current exhibition, Leisure Pursuits: The Fashion and Culture of Recreation.
  • Member: $15 per vehicle, $5 for cycles.
  • Non-member: $20 per vehicle, $10 for cycles.
Admission includes entry to the Art Gallery between 5 and 7 pm.

For more information: Trustees of the Reservations

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