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The Concord Band

A Symphonic Concert Band
Box 302, Concord, MA 01742
Tel: 978-897-9969
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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

2015 Fruitlands Summer Concert Series – Thursday,July 23, 7:15 pm
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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Harvard Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA.

The theme this week is A Summer Retrospective

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Program

Fruitlands 25 Fanfare William McManus
National Anthem Francis Scott Key
Bunker Hill March Karl L. King
Leroy Anderson Portrait arr. James Barnes
Beauty and the Beast Alan Menken
Marching Through Georgia John Philip Sousa
Dixieland Front and Center John Warrington
Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar
THe Girl I Left Behind Me John Philip Sousa
Disney Around the World arr. James Christensen
National Emblem E. E. Bagley
Armed Forces Salute arr. Bob Lowden
Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
Spirit of America arr. Dean W. Smith

2015 Fall Concert: “Mystical Moments” – Saturday,October 24, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

This is the first concert of our new season.

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Program

Old Churches Michael Colgrass
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Paul Dukas
Prelude and Dance of the Mystic Flames Alexander Scriabin
Incantation and Dance John Barnes Chance
Carmina Burana Carl Orff
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine John Philip Sousa
Chernomor's March Mikhail Glinka
arr. Jerry Vabulus

2015 Holiday Pops Concert – Friday,December 11, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, December 13.

2015 Holiday Pops Concert – Saturday,December 12, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Join us to celebrate the holidays with both traditional music and other interesting pieces. The Harvard Pro Musica Chamber Singers will be joining us as well.

Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, December 13.

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For Pops reservations, you can:

  • Send a check in the amount of $25 per ticket ($15 for children 12 and under), made out to “The Concord Band”, to the address at the top of the page. Be sure to specify which night, 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.
  • Leave a voice message at the phone number at the top of the page. Be sure to specify how many tickets and which night, and leave your name and phone number for confirmation.
  • Send email toConcord Band reservations. Be sure to specify how many tickets and which night, and include your name, email address and phone number for confirmation.

If you place your reservations by phone or email, you MUST still mail a check in order to hold the seats. 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.

2016 Winter Concert: “Music from the Words” – Saturday,March 5, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

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Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, March 6.

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

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This page last updated: 2015/7/20
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