Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Boston Festival of Bands

The Concord Band performs for the annual
Boston Festival of Bands at historic Faneuil Hall.
The Concord Band has been invited to perform at the 26th annual Boston Festival of Bands, to be held Saturday June 14 at Faneuil Hall in Boston (in the Great Hall on the 2nd floor). At this day-long event, seven of the best community concert bands from all around New England play on the hour, from 11 AM to 6 PM. The Festival is the most distinguished community concert band festival in New England. It is free and open to the public. The Concord Band will perform at 4 PM.

The Boston Festival of Bands is hosted by The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Boston Festival of Bands was founded by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony in 1989, and has included bands from all 5 New England states and Canada.

This will be the 18th time in the Festival's 26-year history that The Concord Band—winner of the Sudler Silver Scroll Award for 2013, "North America's most prestigious award for community concert bands"—has performed at the Boston Festival of Bands.

Program

  • Beyond the Horizon by Rossano Galante
  • An Original Suite by Gordon Jacob
  • Dusk by Steven Bryant
  • Symphonic Dance No. 3, "Fiesta" by Clifton Williams
  • Yellow Rose of Texas Variations, by Lou Buckley, cornet solo by the composer
  • Wings Across America by Roger Cichy

Schedule of Performances

11am
Middlesex Concert Band (Wakefield, MA)
12noon
New England Brass Band (Franklin, MA)
1pm
Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Jamaica Plain, MA)
2pm
American Band (Providence, RI)
3pm
Casco Bay Concert Band (Portland, ME)
4pm
Concord Band (Concord, MA)
5pm
Charles River Wind Ensemble (Newton, MA)

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