Links to other great musical organizations
Eastman Wind Ensemble – first organized in 1952 by Frederick Fennell, this group introduced the wind ensemble concept and remains one of the finest examples. Its concert tours and recordings have set the standard for fine wind performance. Composers inspired by this and other wind ensembles have created a large and growing corpus of exciting, high-quality compositions taking advantage of the sonic resources of wind instruments. The photo shows the Eastman Wind Ensemble performing at Severance Hall, Cleveland.
Metropolitan Wind Symphony — a fine concert band performing in the Boston area. It was founded in 1971, and currently is composed of over 60 players chosen by audition. It was awarded the prestigious 2015 Sudler Silver Scroll Award for Community Concert Bands by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
The Concord Band — venerable 65-member community band founded in 1959, performing as many as 17 concerts in and around Eastern New England. Members represent over 40 area towns, and have been with the group an average of 15 years!
We will be adding more Friends by and by.
Middlesex Concert Band — community band based in Wakefield MA. Starting as a marching band, in 1974 it changed to its present concert band orientation, entertaining audiences with traditional and contemporary wind ensemble music, marches, big band sounds, folk tunes and music from Broadway and Hollywood.