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Press Release

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The Concord Band to perform at the Boston Festival of Bands

CONCORD, MA May 13, 2005 — Saturday, June 4, 2005 will be an exciting day of music in Boston as the Concord Band joins six other New England bands in the 17th annual Boston Festival of Bands in Faneuil Hall.

The Concord Band's performance will begin at 2:00 PM. The opening piece will be Jenkins' American Overture for Band followed by Persichetti's Divertimento for Band. Alto saxophone soloist Dave Southard will be featured in John William's music from the movie Catch Me If You Can. The Concord Band will conclude its performance with Alfred Reed's The Hounds of Spring.

The Boston Festival of Bands, organized by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, presents some of the best community wind ensembles in the Northeast. The festival begins at 11:00 AM with a new group taking the stage each hour. Admission to the festival 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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