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The Concord Band Swings to the Music of the 30s and 40s

saxophone soloist David Southard
David Southard solos with the Concord Band at Wood Park in Hudson, MA.
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CONCORD, MA July 15, 2003 — The Concord Band continues its summer concert series at Fruitlands Museums in Harvard by featuring the music of the 1930s and 1940s. Come swing to the big band sounds of Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller. You'll also hear music popular during World War II such as "White Cliffs of Dover", "Thanks for the Memories", and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree". This week's featured soloists will be the Concord Band flute section performing Flutes, Flutes, Flutes!, and Concord Band saxophonist Dave Southard performing Bell-Flight.

The Concord Band performs at Fruitlands Museums in Harvard, MA every Thursday night through July 31st at 7:30 PM. The gates open at 5:00 PM. Bring a picnic supper or purchase grilled items and snacks on site. $12.00 Parking Fee, $10.00 for Museum Members.

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. Visit our website at

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