CHORDS FOR KIDS: LEGENDS, LORDS, AND
Wakefield's own Middlesex Concert Band's
third annual children's
concert, "Chords for Kids: Legends, Lords, and
Wizards", will be
presented on Sunday, September 16,
2007 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM at the
Americal Civic Center in Wakefield. The band will provide
fun and great
music for children (and their parents) that explores children's
tales and stories. Musical highlights include the "Night
Mountain", "Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban",
Prince of Thieves" and "The Hut of the Baba Yaga".
Children will have a chance to win an opportunity
to conduct the band
in Souza's legendary march, "The Liberty Bell,"
parade around the
auditorium, meet the players and try out the various instruments
instrument "petting zoo."
"Night on Bald Mountain" was used
with great effect in the Walt Disney
animated film, "Fantasia," where it depicts a witches'
version is played in The Wizard of Oz when the Scarecrow,
the Tin Man,
and the Lion rescue Dorothy from the Witch's castle. "Harry
the Prisoner of Azkaban" musically describes the young
adventure. Titles include the quirky "Hagrid," "Sirus'
the familiar "Hedwig's Theme." "Robin Hood:
Prince of Thieves" is from
the 1991 film whose tagline was "For the good of all
men, and the love
of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the
Hut of the Baba Yaga" describes the dwelling place of
tale witch Baba Yaga who flies through the air in a mortar,
pestle as a rudder. She lives in a log cabin with no windows
doors that dances on chicken legs.
The Middlesex Concert Band has been contributing
to the rich cultural
life of the Greater Boston area for more than 50 years. Originally
conceived as the Redmen's Marching Band, it began as an offshoot
fraternal organization for descendants of the Boston Tea Party
"Indians." In 1974, the Redmen's Band evolved into
Concert Band, one of the area's outstanding community musical
Come join us for a very fun afternoon.
Sunday, September 16th 2:00-3:30pm
Americal Civic Center,
467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA
Next to the Galvin Middle School. Directions
The center is handicapped accessible
Tickets are $10 for adults,
$5 for children
or purchase a Family Pack (two adults, unlimited kids) for
Call Chris at 781-279-0108
or email Tickets
for more information.
project is supported, in part, by funding from the
Massachusetts Cultural Council, as administered locally by
Wakefield Cultural Council.
we will be performing:
William Tell Overture
-- Gioacchino Antonio Rossini
A Longford Legend --
I. A Longford Legend
II. Young Molly Bawn
III. Killyburn Brae
on Bald Mountian* -- Modest Moussorgsky arr. Maurice
March* The Liberty
Bell -- John Phillip Sousa
at an Exhibition* - Modest Moussorgsky arr. Erik
Hood Prince of Thieves* -- Michael Kamen arr. Paul
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban*
-- John Williams arr. Michael Story