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Press Release

For Immediate Release

The Concord Band Presents a Fall Concert

CONCORD, MA October 9, 2005 — The Concord Band will open its 47th season with a fall concert on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at 51 Walden St. in Concord. The concert will include standards and contemporary works for concert band. Featured in this concert will be a brass quintet of Concord Band musicians, Assistant Conductor Paul Berler, and presentation of the Concord Band Lifetime Service awards.

Members in the quintet photo are, from left to right: Peter Norton, Mark Petersen, Ganesh Sundaram, Jennifer Garcia, and Cameron Owen.

The brass quintet will perform James Curnow's Five Concord Diversions, a piece commissioned by the Concord Band in 1986 to commemorate then Music Director Bill Toland's twenty-fifth anniversary with the band. Members of the quintet are Jennifer Garcia on trumpet, Peter Norton on trombone, Cameron Owen on French horn, Mark Petersen on tuba, and Ganesh Sundaram on trumpet.

Assistant Conductor Paul Berler will conduct Frescobaldi's Toccata and Hanson's Chorale and Alleluia.

Edwin W. Richter
Edwin W. Richter
William M. Siebert
William M. Siebert
bass clarinet

The Concord Band will present its Lifetime Service Award to honor Edwin W. Richter and William M. Siebert for their years of dedicated service to the band. Mr. Richter, of Acton, MA, retired from playing the baritone horn with the band in 2002. Mr. Richter served on the Band's Board of Directors, FOPAC board representative, and Band manager. Mr. Siebert, of Jackson, NH and Concord, MA, was a bass clarinetist and one of the founding members of the Concord Band in 1959. Mr. Siebert served on the Band's Board of Directors and was a founder and board member of FOPAC. An Honor Roll of past award recipients is on display in the lobby of 51 Walden St.

Tickets of $10, $5 for students and seniors will be available at the door or by calling (978) 897-9969.

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 Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, are attended by more than 5,000 people each year. The band's Music Director is Dr. William G. McManus.

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