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 notably, the band program was awarded a CEF grant to commission two new works to be composed by Tyler S. Grant. These new works were premiered in Spring 2016 in the CCHS Auditorium. You can read about the premier here.
The Concord Middle School Band Program will be holding our annual Fall Informance concert on Thursday, 11/17 at Concord Middle School's Sanborn Building at 7:00PM. This event is held annually across the band program, with separate events for our 4th and 5th grade ensembles.
Due to the increased size of the bands this year, we will be splitting the evening up as follows:
6th Grade Band: Students Arrive at 6:30PM, Perform at 7:00PM
7th/8th Grade Band: Students Arrive at 7:15PM, Perform at 7:45PM
Concert dress (from the Handbook) is a band sweatshirt, t-shirt or polo shirt, jeans and sneakers. Acceptable substitutions for a band shirt are Concord or Concord-Carlisle shirts of any kind or any other crimson/maroon shirt.
Both ensembles will be on stage for approximately 30 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission in between. There will be exhibits in the lobby to visit during that time. We would like to extend an invitation to our 6th Grade families to stay for the entire event and learn more about the full scope of our program.
Our Informance concerts serve both as a casual introduction for new performers as well as a community event where parents can participate in an open-rehearsal atmosphere. Each year, we aim to demonstrate what students are learning in band and how it is being taught.
We are very excited to announce that this event has been selected by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Eastern District as a peer concert this year! Music educators from around the area have been invited to attend to gain ideas that they may bring back to their own programs.
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