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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Concord Band Concert at Payson Park, Belmont MA

The Concord Band will perform a free concert at Payson Park, Belmont on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 6:45 P.M. Several of the Concord Band's outstanding soloists will be featured in the concert. Jennifer Garcia of Hanscom AFB, Tom Taylor of Acton, and Nathan Finch of Medford will be featured in the lively trumpet trio "Roller Coaster." Euphonium soloist Eric Abis of Amherst, NH will perform "Rhapsody for Euphonium." Saxophone soloist David Southard of Bedford will be in the spotlight for "Persuasion." And trumpet soloist Ted Schmuhl of Falmouth will perform the breathtaking "Concierto de Aranjuez." The Concord Band Dixieland band will be front and center for "Dixieland Live!"ľa Dixieland piece commissioned last year by the Concord Band. The concert play list will also include popular patriotic tunes and the music of Richard Rogers. Bring the whole family to Payson Park for an summer evening of musical entertainment!

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, retired Director of Fine and Performing Arts for the Belmont Public Schools.

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