Friday, September 30, 2022

Fall Concert

Fall 2022 Concert Poster

The Concord Band joins orchestras and wind ensembles worldwide throughout this year in preparing a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams, with a theme titled RVW150. The program will feature masterworks of Vaughan Williams' and his contemporaries. The concert will be presented at 8 pm on Saturday October 22, 2022 at the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord.

Two members of the Band will also perform as Guest Conductors. Assistant Conductor Steve Barbas will present the iconic English Folksong Suite,trumpeter and music educator Cindy Blanchard will conduct the hauntingly lovely Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. The CB Saxophone Quartet will also play a Vaughan Williams selection.

Admission to the concert is free; a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear live music!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

2022–2023 Concert Season

Concord Band 2022–23 Concert Season

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Community bands are back after being battered by the pandemic

The Metropolitan Atlanta Community Band
is gearing up for its first concert in more than two years.

September 8, 2022
on NPR's Morning Edition

Community bands date back to the American Revolution. The Association of Concert Bands estimates that there are more than 1,000 of them around the country. Several have been playing since the 19th Century, including The Allentown Band in Pennsylvania, which began in 1828. The pandemic has battered these amateur bands but they're getting back to performing, especially after Labor Day.

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