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The Concord Band

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

Recipient of the2013 Sudler Silver Scroll Award, Amerca’s most prestigious award for community concert bands. Read about it on the Concord Band Blog.

Welcome to our 61st 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 – Monday, December 2, 7:30 pm

Notice to Band Members

The rehearsal scheduled for December 2
has been cancelled because of the weather.


Notice to Band Members – Monday, December 9, 7:00 pm

Notice to Band Members

The rehearsal scheduled for December 9 will be extended.
Please be ready to start at 7:00 pm and we'll run until 10:00.


2019 Holiday Pops Concert – Friday, December 13, 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 15.


2019 Holiday Pops Concert – Saturday, December 14, 8:00 pm
51 Walden, Concord MA.

Join us to celebrate the holidays with both traditional music and other interesting pieces.

Note:If this concert is snowed out, it will be rescheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, December 15.

For Pops reservations, you can:

  • On line: Visit Ticketstage.com, click on the “Select Performance” button and select the date that you want.
  • Send a check in the amount of $30 per ticket ($15 for children under 12), 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.

Program

Manatee Lyric Overture Robert Sheldon
The Walking Frog Karl L. King
A Fireside Christmas arr. Sammy Nestico
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Eddie Pola and George Wyle
Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) Adolf Adam
The Eighth Candle Steve Reisteter
— Intermission —
Overture to a Winter Festival James Curnow
White Christmas Irving Berlin
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Tarantella arr. Alfred Reed
Santa’s stroll - music by the Concord Band Jazz Combo
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Christmas Sing-Along arr. James D. Ployhar
Auld Lang Syne arr. William Toland


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. We'll need your contact information, the instrument(s) you play, and a brief synopsis of your background.

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.

The Concord Band

The Concord Band at 51 Walden on May 19, 2014

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This page last updated: 2019/12/2
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