Concord Band Receives IBM Grant
CONCORD, MA May 9, 2004
The Concord Band recently received a $1,000 grant from IBM
Corporation. Yvonne Wilson Dailey, Concord Band clarinetist and Board
member, is an IBM employee. Ms. Wilson Dailey applied for the grant
through the IBM Funds for Community Service program. The program
recognizes and encourages the involvement of IBM employees and retirees as
volunteers in their community.
The grant enabled the Concord Band to purchase a new 32 inch Ludwig
fiberglass kettle drum. The Concord Band will debut the new drum at the
opening of its summer concert series at Fruitlands Museums, Harvard, MA on
June 24, 2004.
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.
The people surrounding the new kettle drum in the photo are members of
the Concord Band percussion section, Music Director Bill McManus, Concord
Band clarinetist and IBM employee Yvonne Wilson Dailey. In the photo from
left to right: Dan Diamond, Music Director Bill McManus, Ken Troup, Neil
Tischler, Buck Grace, Yvonne Wilson Dailey, and Steve Polit.
For additional information, contact Yvonne Dailey,
Concord Band Publicity.
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