The 2016 MAYNARD COMMUNITY BAND (MCB) season, June 29 – August 31, under the direction of conductor Michael Karpeichik and assistant conductor Richard Fardy, features classic MCB programing, including film scores of the silver screen, ballads from Broadway and the great American Songbook, classic rock anthems, and rousing marches along with the return of audience favorite Children on Parade and Audience Guest Conductors.
Affectionately known as “the Maynard Band”, the MCB, founded in 1947, is arguably the most beloved community band in the area. In the mid 1947, under the direction of Mr. Louis Koski, a professional conductor at that time, the unification of Maynard’s National, Imatra and Military bands became known as the Maynard Community Band. In 1952, Alexander DeGrappo was appointed conductor and brother Charles assistant conductor. Together the brothers continued entertaining the area townspeople for over 50 years including traditional concert music and big band sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Now continuing with innovations introduced by Michael Karpecihik (1998 – present), the MCB season takes place in a festive atmosphere located at Memorial Park in downtown Maynard. Patrons sit on blankets and lawn chairs with family and friends, all while taking in the music and entertainment presented by the one and only Maynard Community Band.
The 2016 MAYNARD COMMUNITY BAND season, June 29 – August 31, under the direction of conductor Michael Karpeichik, presents a wide spectrum of musical styles, representing both timeless favorites from the band’s 70-year tradition of music-making and new programming directions that feature current pop culture trends designed to appeal to both the band’s treasured loyal audiences and newcomers to the MCB experience.
Concerts are performed every Wednesday evening at Memorial Park, downtown Maynard, starting at 7:00 PM (weather permitting) and are FREE to the public.