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The Middlesex Concert Band, with over 50 volunteer performers, plays traditional and contemporary wind ensemble music, marches, big band sounds, folk tunes and music from Broadway and Hollywood. From September to May, the Middlesex Concert Band presents a series of pops and holiday concerts. During the summer months, the band can be heard playing traditional outdoor concerts in town parks and commons throughout the region. The band's mission is to promote greater knowledge and appreciation for wind music while bringing enjoyment to its listening audience.

The band is directed by Mr. Mark E. Olson.

Want to know more about us?

View our cable TV promo (Show 8). An interview with Mark Olson and members of the band. Or visit our radio promo on Northshore 104.9 www.northshore1049.com/podcasts.html and select the March 17th "Welcome to Wakefield" podcast.

We're also on Facebook and Twitter!

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Join us!

Any local musician with a wind band instrument (woodwind, brass, or percussion) is invited to join the Band. Check out our concert schedule and the music we play. If you would like to join us, please fill out a membership request form and the director will get back to you with the rehearsal schedule.

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Help the planet! Help our cause!

Middlesex Concert Band receives funds from Planet Green when we recycle and buy recycled month-after-month & year-after-year!

 

Missed our latest concert?
Romance and Roses
Join the Middlesex Concert Band for a concert of love songs from the classical, swing and pop eras.

Check out our Vimeo Channel at https://vimeo.com/channels/middlesexconcertband

Upcoming Events


Holiday Pops
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Carols & Cookies


Saturday, Dec. 13
Sunday, Dec. 14

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MCB Question of the Month

In 1956 William Schumann (1910-1992) wrote a 3 movement piece for orchestra called "A New England Triptych" based hymns of William Billings. In 1957, Schumann took the third movement, expanded it, and scored it for band. What title was this piece published under?

Be Glad Then, America
On a Hymn of William Billings
When Jesus Wept
Chester Overture for Band
Last month's question:
The beguine started as a West Indies Dance and has found its way into wide use as a style on the "lighter side". "Beguine for Band" is a great example of this form. It was written in in 1954 and has been recorded several times, most recently by the Dallas Wind Symphony under Frederick Fennell. Who wrote this piece?

Answer:

Abe (Glenn) Osser was born August 28, 1914. He was a staff arranger and conductor for the American Broadcasting Company from 1947 to 1968 as well as a music director for the Miss American Pageant starting in the 1950's. He wrote many other light pieces for band such as "Music for A Summer Night", "Studio One" and "Beguine Again".

 

MCB Photo Oct 2009

Photo by Sergio Velazquez

 

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