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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?
Cookies & Carols
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


Saturday, July 4

10AM
Andover Pancake Breakfast

7PM
Mount Hood Park Association 4th of July Band Concert

 

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MCB Question of the Month

What instrument was once known as a SACKBUT?

Tuba
Trombone
Baritone Saxophone
Bass Drum
Last month's question:
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?

Answer:

Chester Overture for Band
"On A Hymn...." was made up. The other two choices were the other movements of "New England Triptych". Those he eventually scored for band as well, but it was "Chester" that he expanded (by adding a lot more fast notes) Schuman's other concert band works include "George Washington Bridge" and "Newsreel in 5 Shots".

 

MCB Photo 2014 Festival of Bands

Photo by Andrea Lock

 

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