Boston Festival of Bands

Boston Festival of Bands

Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00pm

Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA

Middlesex Concert Band 2014 Fanueil Hall image

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony/MetWinds, which founded the Boston Festival of Bands, will host the 31st annual Boston Festival of Bands at historic Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square, (adjacent to Quincy Market) in Boston on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The bands will play selections ranging from Broadway show music to Sousa marches to classical music. There will be music to please all tastes! Come hear a different concert band play each hour.

It is a FREE band concert.

Our talented list of participants includes the American Band, Providence, RI, Dr. Brian Cardany, conductor; Casco Bay Wind Symphony, Gorham, ME, Peter Martin, conductor; Concord Band, Concord, MA, James O’Dell, conductor; (at 1 pm) MetWinds, Boston, MA, Lewis Buckley, conductor; Middlesex Concert Band, Wakefield, MA, Joseph Nuccio, conductor; Plainville Wind Ensemble, Connecticut, Ken Bagley, conductor; and Sharon Concert Band, Sharon, MA Steve Bell, conductor.

Visit the MetWinds web page at for information and directions. Email or call the concert line at (978) 419-1697 with any questions.

Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, a concert band, is currently celebrating its 48th anniversary. MetWinds comprises over 70 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. It makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of the Greater Boston community by providing its audiences with high quality concerts and its members with opportunities for musical growth.

This and other concerts by the MetWinds are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.