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A musical celebration for children
exploring the many ways that music can move us


Sunday, October 2, 2016


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FREE Interactive Children's Concert

We continue our annual tradition of a free concert to introduce area children to the sounds and instruments of a concert band -- perfect for 4- to 9-year olds. The unique format of this concert, presented in the gym of the Americal Civic Center in Wakefield, lets kids get up close to the band and to touch and try the instruments at the "petting zoo" following the performance.

This year's concert explores the many ways that music moves us, eliciting strong feelings and literally setting us in motion -- from the slightest head bob to a jubilant dance.

Songs we will be performing include:

Belle of the Ball - L. Anderson
Light Cavalry Overture - arr. H. Fillmore
Oblivion - A. Piazzolla, arr. R. Longfield
The Summit - J. Moss
Powerhouse - R. Scott, arr. P. Murtha
Those Fabulous Flutes - J. Bullock
Stars and Stripes Forever - J.P. Sousa
Clarinets Allegro - F.D. Cofield
Take the "A" Train - arr. B. Lowden
Five to Go - J. Bullock
Travelin' Music - R. Sheldon
The Trombone King - K.L. King
The Great Locomotive Chase - R.W. Smith
Fantasy on American Sailing Songs - C. Grundman

How will YOU be moved?

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Sunday, October 2nd 2:00-3:00pm

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

Admission is FREE!

Email questions to the MCB Box Office or call 781-670-7662

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

Middlesex Concert Band: The Middlesex Concert Band is a nonprofit, community band based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and made up of more than 50 musicians of all ages who come from throughout Northeast Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Originally founded in the 1950s as a marching band, the group evolved into a concert band in 1975 and has been performing continuously around the region since then. MCB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community band.


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