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The Concord Band

A Symphonic Concert Band
Box 302, Concord, MA 01742
Tel: 978-897-9969
2014-15 Lobby Poster
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51 Walden

The Concord Band, founded in 1959, is a 65-member community band located in Concord, MA.
James O'Dell is the Music Director, and Steven Barbas is the Assistant Conductor.

The Concord Band received the 2013 Sudler Silver Scroll Award

This is Amerca’s most prestigious award for community concert bands. Read about it on the Concord Band Blog.

Welcome to our 55th season!
We have a terrific schedule of concerts.
Please browse our extensive collection of on-line information.

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Upcoming Events

Notice to Band Members – Wednesday,February 18, 7:15 pm

Notice to Band Members

Because of all the rehearsals we've missed recently, a make-up
rehearsal has been scheduled at 7:15 PM on February 18
at the Concord-Carlisle High School, Thoreau St., Concord, MA.

2015 Winter Concert: “Portraits” – Saturday,March 7, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Jordan Rich, guest narrator

Tickets are $20 each, $10 for students and seniors. You can now purchase tickets online. They will also be available at the door.


2015 Winter Poster (draft)
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Of Sailors and Whales: Ishmael W. Francis McBeth
A Movement for Rosa Mark Camphouse
Dichotomy ... Impressions of Kerouac Daniel P. Lutz
Symphony No. 4: West Point Morton Gould
A Lincoln Portrait Aaron Copland
Jordan Rich, narrator

This concert does not have reserved seating, but if you would like to purchase tickets in advance, you can:

  • Mail: Send a check in the amount of $20 per ticket ($10 for children 12 and under or seniors), made out to "The Concord Band" to the address at the top of the page. Be sure to include your phone number for confirmation, and enclose an SASE if you would like the tickets mailed to you rather than picking them up at the concert.
  • Phone: Leave a voice message at the phone number at the top of the page. Be sure to specify how many tickets, and leave your name and phone number for confirmation.
  • Email: Send a message toConcord Band reservations. Be sure to specify how many tickets, and include your name, email address and phone number for confirmation.
  • On line: Visit and click on the “Buy Tickets” link you see there.

If you place your order by phone or email, you MUST still mail a check in order to hold the tickets. You may also include an SASE in order to receive your tickets before the night of the concert. Any unpaid tickets will be subject to re-sale at the door on the night of the concert.

Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, March 8.

2015 Spring Pops Concerts – Friday,April 10, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Rotary Club of Concord night
For tickets, phone Dick Hale at 978-369-1500, or send email.
Tickets are $25 each.

2015 Spring Pops Concerts – Saturday,April 11, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Concord Band night

... featuring Amanda Carr

Save these dates!

Looking for Substitute Players

The Concord Band is looking for musicians who would be willing to be on our “call list” to fill in for absences in rehearsals or performances. If you'd like to play with us or know someone who might, please get in touch with either Jim O’Dell, CBA Director or Dave Tweed, CBA Personnel or leave a message on the band’s answering machine at 978-897-9969.

The Concord Band on TV

Since 2008, some of our concerts have been recorded and made available by Concord-Carlisle TV. See our Concert Videos page.

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The Concord Band at 51 Walden on May 19, 2014


This page last updated: 2015/2/10
David Tweed, webmaster
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