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For Immediate Release

The Concord Band Performs Free Concert at Payson Park

CONCORD, MA, June 8, 2003 — The Concord Band will perform a free concert at Payson Park, Belmont on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 6:45 P.M. The concert will have something for everyone in the family. For the youngster in the audience, and for those young at heart, the band will perform the music from Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins. The band will perform crowd-pleasing marches, patriotic standards, and even a polka. Concord Band trumpeter Jennifer Garcia of Hanscom AFB will be the featured soloist in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night. The Concord Band will also perform its version of The Three Tenors. Bring the whole family to Payson Park for an summer evening of musical entertainment! The rain date for this event is Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 6:45pm.

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 Concord Band's Music Director is Dr. William G. McManus, retired Director of Fine and Performing Arts for the Belmont Public Schools.

For additional information, contact Yvonne Dailey, Concord Band Publicity. Visit our website at

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