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For Immediate Release

Concord Band Kicks Off the 14th Annual Boston Band Festival at Faneuil Hall

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 Northeast.

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.

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