Boston Festival of Bands
June 4, 2011
The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, which founded the Boston Festival of Bands, will host the 23rd annual Boston Festival of Bands at historic Faneuil Hall (adjacent to Quincy Market) in Boston on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The bands will play selections ranging from Broadway show music to Sousa marches to classical music. There will be music to please all tastes! Come hear a different concert band play each hour. It is a FREE band concert.
The schedule and partial program information for our talented list of participants is as follows:
11:00 AM, American Band,Providence, RI, Gene Pollart, conductor, performing Bonaparte by Otto Schwarz, Goddess of Fire by Steven Reineke, The American Band Salute by Roger Cichy, and Stars and Stripes Forever by John Sousa
12:00 Noon, Casco Bay Concert Band, South Portland, Maine, Peter Martin, conductor, performing Loch Lomand byFrank Ticheli, Morning Alleluias by Ron Nelson, Symphonic Suite by Clifton Williams, and Danzas Cubanas by Robert Sheldon
1:00 PM, Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Boston, MA, Lewis Buckley, conductor, performing Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Bennett, Variations on a Shaker Melody by Aaron Copland, and Armenian Dances, Part I, by Alfred Reed
2:00 PM, Windham Community Band, Windham, NH, Jared Cassedy, conductor, performing Shenandoah by Frank Ticheli, Iberian Escapades by Robert Sheldon, On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss by David Holsinger, and Jersey Boys arr. Brown
3:00 PM, Sharon Concert Band, Sharon, MA, Stephen Bell, conductor, performing Slavonic Dances by Elliot Del Borgo, The Sinfonians by Clifton Williams, Espana Cani by Pascual Marquina, and Funiculi Funicula by Luigi Denza
4:00 PM, Concord Band, Concord , MA, James O'Dell, conductor, performing Con Sabor Espagnol by Lewis Buckley, Sea Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Three Jazz Moods by John Lewis, and Colours by Roger Cichy
5:00 PM, Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, Providence, Rhode Island, Robert Franzblau, conductor, performing Wind in the Willows by Johan de Meij, Riverdance Finale by Bill Whelan, and Scenes from the Louvre by Norman Dello Joio
Visit the MWS web page at http://www.mws-boston.org for information and directions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the concert line at (617) 983-1370 with any questions.