The Wellesley Town Band on Sunday, April 28, will pay tribute to some of America’s most loved composers, featuring marches, jazz, Broadway and film music. The free 3pm concert will take place at Wellesley High School, with refreshments served.
Among the composers you’ll hear are Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), John Philip Sousa (Manhattan Beach March), and George Gershwin (A Tribute to Gershwin, arranged by Jack Bullock).
Under the direction of Wellesley Public Schools’ retired band teacher Henry Platt, the 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, and has grown to over forty today. The band includes serious amateur musicians ranging from high school age to over 80.
The band will present two additional concerts this spring: a casual concert at Elm Bank as part of its Gardeners’ Fair on Saturday, May 11, from 12:30-2:30pm, and a rousing concert for the opening of the Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series on June 19 at 7:00.
The band thanks the Massachusetts Cultural Council for its grant to purchase music and support the upcoming concert.