The Concord Public School Band Program consists of bands in grades 4-8 in the Concord, MA public schools and continues with the CCHS Band Program at Concord Carlisle Regional High School. Band is available to students in the town's three elementary schools as well as at the middle school and is divided into fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade and a combined seventh and eighth grade band.

The bands have been under the direction of Christopher Noce and Paul Halpainy since the beginning of the 2013 school year. The band program has made several strides in equipment and technology thanks to generous funding from both the PTG and the Concord Education Fund. Most recently, the band program was awarded a CEF grant to commission two new works to be composed by Tyler S. Grant. These new works will be premiered in Spring 2016 in the Sanborn Auditorium at Concord Middle School.

All-Town Elementary Concert

posted May 24, 2016, 5:08 AM by Christopher Noce

This is a reminder about the All-Town Elementary Band Concert that will take place at CMS in the Sanborn Auditorium on Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00PM. Students should dress nicely and plan to arrive at 6:30PM. This performance is for all band members in the 4th and 5th grades. Additional details are below:

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 7:00PM, Students Arrive @ 6:30PM
Where: Concord Middle School (Sanborn) Auditorium
Attire: Dress Nicely - no band t-shirts
Who: All Band Students in Grades 4 and 5

As the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close, we are pleased to announce the first annual All-Town Elementary School Band Concert. This event will give the band students an opportunity to perform as a full ensemble, rather than as three separate schools, as they showcase repertoire that reflects their hard work this year! Both groups will perform two pieces of music, the 4th Grade Band will go on first before the 5th Grade Band takes the stage to close the evening. The 4th Grade Band will be performing “Anasazi” (sheet music) and “Rock This Band” (on p. 14 of their book). The 5th Grade Band will be performing “Nocturnal Dances” and “Ethos.”

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you there!

7th/8th Grade Band Reminders

posted May 23, 2016, 5:35 AM by Christopher Noce

Spring Concert Information
Reminder: ALL students are expected to be present for ALL events

Group RehearsalWednesday, June 1st, 2:30 - 4:30 at Sanborn

Clinic with Composer-In-ResidenceWednesday, June 8th, 2:30 - 4:30 at Sanborn
Parents are encouraged to attend!

PerformanceThursday, June 9th at 7:00PM at CCHS (note location change)
Students should arrive by 6:30 and should be dressed nicely - check handbook for specifics

The Concord Middle School Bands will be presenting TWO world premier performances of new works for concert band by composer Tyler S. Grant.

This opportunity for our students and our community is possible thanks to a generous grant from the Concord Education Fund. The pieces were commissioned specifically for our bands at CMS. They offer intense musical reflections on our historic community, as well as the coming-of-age of our students. The composer will also be working directly with the students in the days leading up to this special performance in an open rehearsal setting.

Term 3 Assignments

At the end of April, students were given four short assignments to complete by the end of the May. Students should be finishing their SmartMusic assignments for Term 3 this week. Any submission made after Tuesday, 5/30 will be considered late and will not receive full credit.

January Newsletter

posted Jan 21, 2016, 10:17 AM by Christopher Noce   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 10:18 AM ]

The Concord Public School Bands Newsletter for January is now available on the Documents page.

This month's topics include: practice reminders and the band store (now open!). For CMS families there is also some information regarding upcoming events (specifically MICCA), CCHS Concert Band auditions, MMEA Junior Festival auditions and more. Elementary families will find some updates as well as information about the 5th Grade Band Informance. It will only take a moment to scan it over and it will greatly help us all stay on the same page.

Thanks for your time and attention!

CCHS Concert Band Auditions

posted Jan 7, 2016, 5:30 AM by Christopher Noce

Auditions for the CCHS Concert Band will take place on Thursday, 1/28 at Sanborn starting at 2:45PM. Please note: there is no audition necessary to participate in the Repertory or Pep Bands at CCHS. Any 8th grader interested in auditioning should sign up using the link below and be prepared to play a short etude (Junior District audition piece or similar) at their audition.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!

MMEA Eastern District Auditions Info/Permission Slip

posted Dec 22, 2015, 5:04 AM by Christopher Noce   [ updated Dec 22, 2015, 5:07 AM ]

The information and permission slip for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association's Eastern District Junior Festival is now available on the documents page, under "Concord Middle School Bands." This is an optional opportunity for 7th/8th graders only.

November Newsletter

posted Nov 25, 2015, 8:48 AM by Christopher Noce

The Concord Public School Bands Newsletter for November is now available on the Documents page.

This month's topics include: some notes on practice over the holiday season. For CMS families there is also some information regarding upcoming events (Winter Concert, MICCA), MMEA Junior Festival auditions and more. It will only take a moment to scan it over and it will greatly help us all stay on the same page.

Thanks for your time and attention and Happy Thanksgiving!

October Newsletter

posted Oct 22, 2015, 9:05 AM by Christopher Noce

The Concord Public School Bands Newsletter for October is now available on the Documents page.

This month's topics include: information on our second order of band shirts and updates on assignments. For CMS families there is also some information regarding upcoming events, SmartMusic, MMEA Junior Festival auditions and more. It will only take a moment to scan it over and it will greatly help us all stay on the same page.

Thanks for your time and attention!

CCHS 7th/8th Grade Pep Band Night - Postponed

posted Oct 9, 2015, 10:00 AM by Christopher Noce   [ updated Oct 9, 2015, 10:05 AM ]

From CCHS Instrumental Music Director, Dave Gresko:

Due to the seemingly imminent storms coming this evening, we have decided to postpone the Middle School Night, including pizza party, raffle and performance at the game tonight.  We hope to reschedule the event for the next Home Game, which is still to be determined. We are sorry the inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to having you in the stands with us soon!

We had roughly 50% of our 7th/8th grade band planning to participate - the largest number yet. Hopefully we can have even more band members join us for the rescheduled date! We will inform you of the new date as soon as possible.

September Newsletter

posted Sep 15, 2015, 1:03 PM by Christopher Noce   [ updated Sep 15, 2015, 1:03 PM ]

The Concord Public School Band Newsletter is now available on the Documents page.

Please be sure to read it (it's short, I promise) as it includes a great deal of import information and updates, including: a reminder to sign up for reminders, a link to the band shirt store, our calendar and an update on what's going on in the 4th and 5th grade bands. For CMS families there is also some information regarding upcoming events, schedules, jazz and more. It will only take a moment to scan it over and it will greatly help us all stay on the same page.

Thanks for your time and attention!

Band Shirts

posted Sep 1, 2015, 10:56 AM by Christopher Noce

Band shirts are now available! This order window will close by September 20th and shirts will be delivered the first week of October and will then be distributed by the band directors. Click the "Store" link in the sidebar to order your shirt today!

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