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Town Band to celebrate American Composers

On Sunday, April 28, the Wellesley Town Band will pay tribute to some of America's well-known and most loved composers. Featured in the program are composers of the 19th and 20th centuries who have contributed to the musical fabric of American life with their marches, jazz, patriotic, Broadway and film music.

Under the direction of Wellesley schools' renowned retired band teacher, Henry Platt, the Wellesley Town Band is in its sixth year of presenting popular and classical wind band music in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. It began with just 13 musicians in the fall of 2013, and has grown to over forty today. The band is composed of serious amateur musicians ranging from high school age to over 80. In the opinion of one audience member at the 2017 Elm Bank concert, the Wellesley Town Band is "the quintessential, all-American, small-town band."

Sunday's concert will begin at 3:00 in the Wellesley High School auditorium. It is free, and refreshments will be served.

The band will present two additional concerts this spring: a casual concert at Elm Bank as part of their Gardeners’ Fair on Saturday, May 11, from 12:30 to 2:30, and a rousing, toe-tapping concert for the opening of the Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series on June 19 at 7:00.

The band graciously thanked the Massachusetts Cultural Council for their grant to help support this concert. With their help, several new pieces of music were able to be purchased.

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