The Concord Band, founded in 1959,
is a 65-member community band located in Concord, MA.
James O'Dell is the Music Director,
and Steven Barbas is the Assistant Conductor.
Recipient of the 2013 Sudler Silver Scroll Award, Amerca’s most prestigious award for community concert bands.
Read about it on the Concord Band Blog.
Welcome to our 61st season!
We have a terrific schedule of concerts.
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Tuesday, June 30, 7:30 pm
Dear fans and friends of The Concord Band,
For the safety of our audiences, our musicians, and our community, the Concord Band has suspended rehearsals and postponed our April Pops Concerts (originally scheduled for April 3 and 4). When guidance from local authorities indicates it is safe to do so, we will evaluate whether it is possible to reschedule the Pops concerts later this season. At this point, the summer season, including the Picnic in the Park on Independence day and our summer Fruitlands concert series have also been canceled.
The situation remains very fluid, so please check our website, blog, or Facebook page for updates.
We are actively exploring ways to continue to make music through online collaboration.
If you are missing the concert experience, we invite you to watch a video of some of your Concord Band favorites on YouTube.
The Concord Band is a non-profit organization that does rely on concert income to fund some of its operational costs. If you would like to support us through this difficult time, we would gratefully accept any donations through PayPal or by mail to PO Box 302, Concord, MA 01754.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to the future when we can safely share music together again.
In the meantime, we wish everyone the best in this difficult time, and hope all of you stay healthy.
— The Concord Band
The Concord Band mourns the death of its principal flutist,
Barbara Weiblin, who succumbed to cancer on May 15, 2020.
Barbara joined the Concord Band in 1985.
In 2014, she played the solo in Flight of the Bumble Bee with the
Band, and together with her husband Bill, organized refreshments for
receptions at many of the Band's fall & winter concerts.
In addition to being in the Concord Band, Barbara led a flute choir
at St John's Lutheran Church in Sudbury and played for several years
in the Nashoba Symphonic Band in Bolton.
Looking for Substitute Players
The Concord Band is looking for musicians who would be willing
to be on our “call list” to fill in for absences
in rehearsals or performances.
If you'd like to play with us or know someone who might,
please get in touch with either Jim O’Dell, CBA Director or Dave Tweed, CBA Personnel or leave a message on the band’s answering machine at
We'll need your contact information, the instrument(s) you play,
and a brief synopsis of your background.
The Concord Band on TV
Since 2008, some of our concerts have been recorded and made
available by Concord-Carlisle TV.
See our Concert Videos page.
Current Press Releases
The Concord Band at 51 Walden on May 19, 2014