Concord Band Kicks Off the 14th Annual Boston Band Festival at
CONCORD, MA, May 23, 2002 - Saturday, June 1st will be an
exciting day of music as the Concord Band kicks off the 14th
annual Boston Festival of Bands at 11:00 AM in Faneuil Hall, Boston MA.
This year marks the 12th appearance of the Concord Band at
the festival, which is hosted by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony. The
festival features some of the best community wind ensembles in the
The Concord Band will open the festival with Procession of Nobles
from the opera Mlada. The band will perform To a New Dawn, a piece
written for The United Sates Continental Army Band, and an arrangement of
Concierto de Aranjuez, a piece performed in the 1997 movie Brassed
Off. The Concord Band will close their portion of the festival with the
march Minvera, Richard Rogers' Victory at Sea, and
Battle Hymn of the Republic.
The Concord Band invites everyone to come to Faneuil Hall for a day of
remarkable concert band music.
The Concord Band, founded in 1959, is one of the leading community
concert bands in the United States. It is well known for its innovative
programming and the exceptional quality of its commissioned pieces. It
presents both formal and Pops concerts throughout the year. Its summer
concerts at Fruitlands Museums in Harvard, Massachusetts, are attended by
more than 10,000 people each year. The band's Music Director is
Dr. William G. McManus.
For additional information, contact Yvonne Dailey,
Concord Band Publicity.
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