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Metropolitan Wind Symphony to Host Free All Day Festival of Bands in Boston

Boston, MA, May 14, 2014 --( The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, which founded the Boston Festival of Bands, will host the 26th annual Boston Festival of Bands at historic Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square, (adjacent to Quincy Market) in Boston on Saturday, June 14, 2014 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 for the talented list of participants is as follows:

11:00 AM, Middlesex Concert Band, Wakefield, MA, Mark Olson, conductor
12:00 Noon, New England Brass Band, Boston, MA, Stephen Bulla, conductor
1:00 PM, Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Boston, MA, Lewis Buckley, conductor
2:00 PM, American Band, Providence, RI, Brian Cardany, conductor
3:00 PM, Casco Bay Concert Band, Portland, ME, Peter Martin, conductor
4:00 PM, Concord Band, Concord, MA, James O'Dell, conductor
5:00 PM, Charles River Wind Ensemble, Newton, MA, Matthew Marsit, conductor

Visit the MWS web page at for information and directions. Email or call the concert line at (617) 983-1370 with any questions.

Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, a concert band, is currently celebrating its 43rd anniversary. The MWS comprises over 70 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. It makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of the Greater Boston community by providing its audiences with high quality concerts and its members with opportunities for musical growth.

This and other concerts by the MWS are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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