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The Middlesex Concert Band (MCB) is a nonprofit community band based in Wakefield, Massachusetts that strives to bring affordable entertainment to Wakefield and surrounding communities. Originally founded in the 1950s as a marching band, we later evolved into a concert band and gave our first performance in the spring of 1975 at Memorial Hall in Melrose.

With over 50 volunteer performers, the band 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.

MCB is led by Music Director Mark E. Olson, the Director of Bands for Harvard University and an accomplished trumpet player.

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 and select the March 17th "Welcome to Wakefield" podcast.

We're also on Facebook and Twitter!

Find out more about us!

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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Missed our latest concert?
Cookies and Carols - December 2016

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Upcoming Events

Cookies and Carols
Holiday Concert

Galvin Middle School, 525 Main St., Wakefield, MA

Sunday, Dec. 3
3:00 pm

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MCB Question of the Month

What was the first song to be performed in outer space?

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Happy Birthday
Also Sprach Zarathustra
The Star Spangled Banner
Last month's question:
What instrument was once known as a SACKBUT?




MCB Photo 2014 Festival of Bands

Photo by Andrea Lock


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