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Middlesex Concert Band


Sunday, September 16, 2007


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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 fairy
tales and stories. Musical highlights include the "Night on Bald
Mountain", "Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban", "Robin Hood:
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 in an
instrument "petting zoo."

"Night on Bald Mountain" was used with great effect in the Walt Disney
animated film, "Fantasia," where it depicts a witches' Sabbath. Another
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 Potter &
the Prisoner of Azkaban" musically describes the young wizard's third
adventure. Titles include the quirky "Hagrid," "Sirus' Farewell" and
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 law." "The
Hut of the Baba Yaga" describes the dwelling place of Russian fairy
tale witch Baba Yaga who flies through the air in a mortar, using the
pestle as a rudder. She lives in a log cabin with no windows and no
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 of the
fraternal organization for descendants of the Boston Tea Party
"Indians." In 1974, the Redmen's Band evolved into the Middlesex
Concert Band, one of the area's outstanding community musical

Come join us for a very fun afternoon.


trumpet imageJoin us!
Sunday, September 16th 2:00-3:30pm

Americal Civic Center,
467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA
Next to the Galvin Middle School. Directions (pdf)
The center is handicapped accessible


Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children
or purchase a Family Pack (two adults, unlimited kids) for just $20.

Call Chris at 781-279-0108 or email Tickets for more information.

Mass Cultural CouncilThis project is supported, in part, by funding from the
Massachusetts Cultural Council, as administered locally by the
Wakefield Cultural Council.

Songs we will be performing:

*Overture* William Tell Overture -- Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

*Suite* A Longford Legend -- Robert Sheldon

I. A Longford Legend
II. Young Molly Bawn
III. Killyburn Brae

*Night on Bald Mountian* -- Modest Moussorgsky arr. Maurice Gardner

*American March* The Liberty Bell -- John Phillip Sousa

*Pictures at an Exhibition* - Modest Moussorgsky arr. Erik W.G. Leidzen

*Robin Hood Prince of Thieves* -- Michael Kamen arr. Paul Lavender

*Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban* -- John Williams arr. Michael Story


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