- Which composer's music has been played most often by the Concord Band?
- How many members were in the Concord Band in its first year?
- How many pieces of music does the Concord Band play in a typical year?
- How many pieces has the Concord Band played since it was formed in 1959?
- How many times has the Concord Band played Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever?
- When did the Concord Band play its first commissioned piece of music?
- How many pieces have been premiered by the Concord Band?
- When did the Concord Band make its first distributed recording?
- How many discs has the Concord Band recorded?
- What was the artist doing while designing the Concord Band's logo?
- In what year did the Concord Band cease marching and become a strictly concert organization?
- What is the greatest distance a member of the Concord Band travels from home each week to rehearse at 51 Walden?
- How many people have visited the Concord Band Web Site?
- How many professional video recordings have been made of the Concord Band?
- How many concerts has the Concord Band played at its summer home at Fruitlands Museums in Harvard?
- How many copies of the Concord Band's first CD, A Winter Festival, have been sold?
- When did these trivial items first appear in print (in a concert program)? Here's one last not-so-trivial item:
- How many individuals and businesses contribute funds to the Concord Band in a typical year? (Hint: Not enough!) To increase this number, and help the Band financially, please write a check for as much as you can afford and return it in the enclosed envelope. If you have no return envelope, simply send your check to the address at the top of this newsletter.
Sunday, October 1, 2000
Do you enjoy the pursuit of trivia? Here's a draft of the Concord Band trivia card deck. Answers (and best guesses) are at the end of this article.
Posted by Concord Band Association at 1:26 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2000
|Composer Thomas J. McGah|
Posted by Concord Band Association at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2000
|Guest Artist Ken Amis|
Mr. Amis has been commissioned to write for the annual Cohen Wing opening at Symphony Hall in Boston, the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association, the Belmont High School Symphonic Band, the Gardener High School Band, the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and the College Band Directors National Association. Ken has composed a number of works for band including The Reckoning, Sinfonia Concertante, Grenadiers of Liberty, The Playground Ball, and Rondo alla Kolo.
As a tuba player, Mr. Amis has performed as a soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra and has been a member of the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra. He has served on the faculties of Boston University, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Pacific Music festival in Japan. Ken is presently the tuba player of the Empire Brass and occupies the International Brass Chair at the Royal Academy of Music in London.