Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Concord Band Invited to Perform at Boston Festival of Bands

The Concord Band performing during the 2016 Boston Festival of Band at Faneuil Hall, Boston.
The Concord Band is thrilled to have been invited to participate in the day-long 29th annual Boston Festival of Bands, featuring performances, on the hour, by seven of the finest community concert bands from all around New England, on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The prestigious Festival, hosted by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, features seven bands who will play from 11 AM through 6 PM in the Great Hall of historic Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston,

The day-long event, presenting the most exciting pieces for concert bands, is free. This year's ensembles include:
  • Randolph Community Band, based in Randolph, MA
  • Classic Brass, Southern Connecticut
  • Casco Bay Wind Symphony, Gorham, ME
  • Concord Band, Concord, MA
  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Boston, MA (celebrating Lewis Buckley's 10th anniversary as music director of the Met Winds)
  • Middlesex Concert Band, Wakefield, MA
  • Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, Providence, RI
This is the 20th time that The Concord Band has been invited to perfor! The performance time for The Concord Band is 12 noon until 1 PM.

PROGRAM

  • Bright-Colored Dances, by Lewis Buckley (in honor of his 10th anniversary as Music Director of the Metropolitan Wind Symphony)
  • Hymn to a Blue Hour, by John Mackey
  • Third Suite, by Robert Jager
  • Fugue a la Gigue, by J.S. Bach, arr. Gustav Holst
  • Variations on a Carnival of Venice, by Jean Baptiste Arban, featuring cornet soloist Richard Given



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