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The Concord Band Dedicates Hudson Concert to the Memory of Frank Casaceli

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 will dedicate its July 23rd Wood Park concert to longtime band member and Hudson resident Frank Casaceli, who passed away in December 2002. Frank played clarinet, flute, and saxophone for many years with the band. His sweet disposition and fine musicianship made him well-liked and respected among his peers. Frank had a natural gift for improvisation and was a frequent soloist with the band. One of the solos that Frank played was Bell-Flight by Lewis J. Buckley. The Concord Band will honor Frank's memory with a performance of Bell-Flight featuring Dave Southard of Bedford, MA on soprano sax. The concert will also feature the music of the 1930s and 1940s, such as the big band sounds of Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller, and music popular during World War II.

The Concord Band performs Wednesday, July 23, 2003 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Wood Park, Park Street, Hudson. The rain location is Hudson Town Hall auditorium, 78 Main St., Hudson. Admission is free.

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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