2016 Summer Concerts

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Maynard Community Band 2015 3The 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.

Join the Maynard Community Band

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Bring your Instrument – Come to Play

Enjoy the Music and New Friends

If you’ve ever enjoyed playing an instrument, performing music in a 30-40 piece band, an ensemble of friends, you’ll want to consider this invitation to find the old instrument in your closet, clean it off, and join us, the Maynard Community Band (MCB).  Rekindle that old enjoyment.

The band has been performing FREE concerts to the local towns’ people every Wednesday from mid June into September for many years.  Over the recent winter months, the group has been rehearsing and preparing for our 2015 Summer Concert Series.  If interested, we cordially invite you to join us in rehearsal on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45 pm the Fowler Middle School, 3 Tiger Drive, off of Route 117 (Great Road) in Maynard, MA.

At MCB you’ll play without audition in a relaxed setting without criticism. You do not need to feel that you have a high degree of expertise on your instrument, just your instrument and the ability to read music.  We especially need players on Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet.   Here’s your opportunity to join other like-minded men and women, young and old, who find pleasure in making music and presenting it to others during our summer concert season.

MCB, a local volunteer organization established in 1947, entering its’ 68th year, with regional membership and a long and proud musical history is actively seeking musicians.  We are a fellowship of avocational musicians who enjoy ensemble playing as well as the social interaction and friendship that comes with participation in a group such as this.  For those interested in furthering an existing musical path, we have several experienced players who perform and lead other area combos and bands, and who actively mine the talents of MCB players for other musical venues.

Contact Michael , our conductor, at 508-485-3171 or email at mkarp143@verizon.net for more information. We are a very welcoming group, play a wide variety of both traditional and contemporary music and would love to have some additional members in our ensemble.

Wednesday Night Rehearsals Now at Fowler School

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The Maynard Community Band will rehearse in the band room at the Fowler Middle School in Maynard MA on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:45 until further notice. We are very lucky to have access to this wonderful rehearsal space with such great acoustics. We thank the Town of Maynard for their hard work in making this happen.

To get to rehearsal, please follow these directions to the band room in Fowler School.

When school is closed (snow days, holidays, town meetings, etc) we will rehearse at Concord Street Circle. Check the schedule of upcoming events for up to date information.