Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Schedule

During the summer, the LBB gives a free concert each Tuesday night from Tuesday June 28th through Tuesday August 23rd.

The concerts take place at the Levi Burnell Bandstand, which is in Hastings Park at the corner of Worthen Road and Old Mass Avenue. Many people bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic lunches, and games and enjoy a relaxing summer evening of music.

Children are welcome, although parents are asked to please keep children from playing near the bandstand during the concert, out of respect for the musicians and the audience. Children (of all ages) will be invited to march around the bandstand during the last piece of each half of the concert.
All concerts begin at 7:15pm. You can check whether a concert has been cancelled (e.g., because of inclement weather) by calling 781-698-4647 after 4:30pm on the day of the concert.

The Lexington Bicentennial Band's History
The LBB was formed in 1974 to prepare for the 200th anniversary of the Battle on the Green (April 19, 1775), and has been performing ever since!

The Conductors
The music director of the Lexington Bicentennial Band is Jeff Leonard, an accomplished teacher, performer, arranger, and conductor. Al Dentino is the assistant conductor for the summer concerts.

Past Events
Take a look back at the LBB's past performances.
Watch the world premiere of "Seeds of Revolution"! (It starts at minute 31.)

Join the Band!
If you are a musician and would like to join, contact Jeff Leonard for details. You can get an idea of kind of music the LBB performs by looking at the repertoire.
The LBB is looking for strong players in the double-reed and trumpet sections. The LBB does not have any openings in the clarinet, flute, or sax sections.

Band Member Info
Everything you need to know about being a band member:
The dress code for the upcoming concert:
Men -- non-somber sport coats and ties
Women -- spring colors

Rehearsal Information
The band rehearses every Tuesday night from 7pm to 9pm at the Lexington High School, with two exceptions:
there are no rehearsals during the month of September
if Lexington High School is closed on a Tuesday (e.g., because of a snow emergency), then there will be no rehearsal that night.
Support the Band!

The best way is to make a tax-deductible contribution to the LBB! Contact Jeff Leonard for more information.
You can also support the band by shopping at Amazon will then donate a portion of your purchase to the LBB!
The next best way is to show up at the concerts!

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