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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Concord Band to Perform Summer Concerts on Wednesdays at Fruitlands Museum

Harvard, Mass., June 9, 2009 — The Concord Band returns to its summer home on June 24 to start its 24th season of concerts at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts. This year the concerts are scheduled for Wednesday evenings, with Thursdays as rain dates. Each Wednesday for six weeks, Music Director James O'Dell and the Band will present a new, lively musical program to delight audiences of all ages.

  • June 24: The season opens with "50th Anniversary Highlights," commemorating the Band's first fifty years (rain date June 25).
  • July 1: Celebrate "Independence Day" with a program full of marches and patriotic selections (rain date July 2).
  • July 8: "Screen and Stage Spectaculars" will feature everyone's favorite movie themes and Broadway melodies (rain date July 9).
  • July 15: Tap your toes to Ellington, Armstrong, Gershwin and "All That Jazz." (rain date July 16).
  • July 22: From Concord to Sedona, explore a musical "Continental Divide" (rain date July 23).
  • July 29: The final concert is "A Summer Retrospective" recapping the highlights and favorites from all the summer programs (rain date July 30).

Bring family and friends to enjoy a relaxing summer evening with great music in a spectacular setting. Pack a picnic, or plan to visit the refreshment center on the grounds. Concerts begin at 7:30 PM each Wednesday from June 24 through July 29, at 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, Massachusetts. (Gates open at 6:00 PM.) Admission: $15.00 per car ($12 for Fruitlands Museum members) with parking on the grounds. Handicapped-accessible. Call the Concord Band hotline at (978) 897-9969 for updates in the event of questionable weather.

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. Thousands attend its summer concerts at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts each year.

For additional information, contact Peter Norton, Concord Band Publicity. Visit our website at
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