Monday, December 26, 2022

WeStar 2023 New Year Musical Night


WeStar New Year Musical Night
Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington, Massachusetts

WeStar 2023 New Year Musical Night
Sunday Jan 8th @ 6:30 pm
Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington

Organized and sponsored by Wayou Education Group, WeStar Music and International Culture and Education Promotion Association, and sponsored by Dreamega Realty, the WeStar 2023 New Year Musical Night will feature the Concord Band performing holiday songs including the Radetzky March. There are also wonderful feature performances by world-renowned pianists, top accordion performing artists, erhu masters, sublime vocalists, pop singers, and Boston's outstanding dance troupes! This musical feast will commemorate the passing year, renew hope, and send our audience joyously into the new year!

Tickets at the door are $40 for adults and $25 for seniors and teenagers.
For discounted tickets visit
and use Concord Band code TCB01

Saturday, December 10, 2022

LiveStream: 2022 Holiday Pops!

Holiday Pops! Program

Holiday Pops!

Saturday, December 10, 2022 • 8:00 PM
The Concord Band
James O’Dell, Music Director
Steve Barbas, Assistant Conductor


Clarinet Ensemble

James Dorney, Emily Ferrara, David Gaylin,
Jeff Leiserson, Karen Whitehead, Yvonne Wilson


The Concord Band

Overture to a Winter FestivalJames Curnow
Greensleeves; A Symphonic SettingC.T. Smith
TobogganJaRod Hall
Gabriel's OboeE. Morricone
arr. Robert Longfield
Richard Given, trumpet
GaudeteBrian Beck


Midnight Sleigh RideE. Sauter and W. Finegan
arr. Tom Wallace
Concerto for TrumpetJohann Hummel
arr. John Corley
Richard Given, trumpet
Carol of the DrumK. Davis
arr. Floyd Werle
Chanukah is HereTraditional
arr. Custer
It's Christmasarr. Warren Barker
Kathryn Denney, song leader
Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing,
Deck the Halls, Silent Night, We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Sleigh RideLeroy Anderson
Auld Lang Synearr. William Toland

Monday, December 5, 2022

Trumpet Soloist Richard Given

Richard Given

A native of New England, Richard Given attended the Eastman School of Music and earned a Diploma in Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory. While at NEC, Mr. Given studied trumpet with the legendary Roger Voisin. In his final year at the Conservatory, Mr. Given won the Principal Trumpet position with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mr. Given returned to Boston and started a free-lance career that continues today. He was Principal Trumpet for the Boston Classical Orchestra for 20 years and has performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Opera, Boston Ballet, Colorado Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Vermont Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony and numerous other New England orchestras. In addition, as a member of the Cantabrigia Brass Quintet, he performed over 1,500 school concerts sponsored by the Young Audiences of Massachusetts organization.

Mr. Given has spent the last 30+ years playing Broadway shows in the pit orchestras of the Schubert, Colonial and Wang Center Theatres in downtown Boston. He played National Broadway tours of “Sweeney Todd”, “Pirates of Penzance”, “42nd Street” and “Les Miserables”. Mr. Given has also played in the orchestras of numerous entertainers, including: Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Three Irish Tenors, Mannheim Steamroller, Jethro Tull, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Perry Como, Patti Page, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, and an endless list of others. His very first “professional gig” was with Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross!