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Press Release

For Immediate Release

The Concord Band Presents Winter Concert

Diverse Program Features Three Conductors, New Works, and Virtuoso Soloist

CONCORD, MA February 3, 2006 — Everything that makes the Concord Band unique among community concert bands across the country will be included in the Band's Winter Concert on Saturday, March 4th, 8pm at 51 Walden St., Concord. The lively program features a wide range of repertoire for the wind ensemble, including a new work for concert band by a New Hampshire composer, plus three conductors and an exceptional guest soloist.

Music Director Dr. William McManus will begin the evening's program with music by Kenneth J. Alford and Alfred Reed. Chelmsford resident and Waltham High School Band Director Steven Barbas will conduct the band in "Shirim" by Piet Swerts. Assistant Conductor Paul Berler will direct a new work, "Chelmsford Common", composed by Dr. Michael Annicchiarico, an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire (Durham). The piece was commissioned by the Chelmsford Community Band in 2002.

The Concord Band will be joined by internationally-renowned trumpet soloist, Terry Everson, in a performance of "Essays for Solo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble" by Gary Ziek. The remainder of the program will feature works by Percy Grainger, including the well-loved "Lincolnshire Posy".

Tickets at $10.00 each ($5 for students and seniors) are available at the door.

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 5,000 people each year.

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