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Tri-County Symphonic Band and
Tri-County Music Association, Inc.

Tri-County Symphonic Band photo

This Season's Concerts:

  • October 23, 2016: Our 55th season begins on October 23rd with a uniquely colorful collection of musical pieces we call “Shades of Blue.” Clarinetist Charlie Suriyakham, member of the United States Coast Guard band, will be our soloist as we explore the varied sonic hues that this wonderful assortment of compositions reflect.
  • November 25, 2016: Former and current Tri-County Music Association Scholarship and Summer Study Grant recipients take the stage on November 25th to benefit the TCMA Scholarship Fund. This collection of solos and small ensembles features the favorite selections of each student and is titled “Scholarship Showcase 2016.”
  • December 11, 2016: Once again, we offer our Annual Children’s Christmas Concert, free of charge, at the Sippican School on December 13th with the help of the Sippican School Concert Choir (and guests) under the direction of Patricia Richard.
  • February 12, 2017: Baritone vocalist Tianxu Zhou will return to the Tri-County stage on February 12th to perform two aria’s from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in a program of music from three very different composers: “Mozart, Mancini and Mussorgsky.”
  • March 26, 2017: The March 26th program, “Celebrating Women Composers”, will be a concert featuring mostly modern pieces written for band by some of the best and brightest women composers of recent times. Flutist Wendy Rolfe will be the featured soloist as the band displays its versatility and numerous sonorities to weave together the fabric of this important music.
  • April 23, 2017: Once again, the Sippican Choral Society will join the TCSB in a combined concert of patriotic music entitled “Testament of Freedom.” The first set will be the Sippican Choral Society performing stirring choral selections followed by the TCSB playing patriotic band favorites. The last set will be the two groups combined with a rendition of Randall Thompson’s epic “The Testament of Freedom.”
  • June 11, 2017: Our 15th Annual Benefit Pops Concert will be held at Tabor Academy on June 11th at 2 PM, in a grand tent, and will include music from an array of film genres. Join us for a program called “Hollywood Blockbusters.”

The 2016-2017 concert season, our fifty-fifth, is a bountiful mixture of music from many different times and places, delving into a healthy variety of styles and formats. We are thrilled that you will be part of our tradition of bringing the community high quality symphonic band music and outstanding soloists. Help us to share the “Tri-County experience” that has thrilled audiences for over 55 years.


Philip E. Sanborn

Music Director

This Season's Featured Artists

About Us

Since 1962 the TRI-COUNTY SYMPHONIC BAND has been part of the cultural life of Southeastern Massachusetts. Professional and fine amateur musicians including talented students from Bristol, Plymouth and Barnstable counties come together to perform classical, semi-classical and contemporary music. Guest soloists and groups are drawn from the best musical institutions. The primary aim of the organization has been to make live performances of quality concert band repertoire available in the community and to give musicians a chance to share their love for the art of making music.

The TRI-COUNTY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, Inc., supports the Tri-County Symphonic Band in presenting high quality musical performances. A secondary aim is to encourage our young people to pursue careers in music education or as instrumentalists by providing them an opportunity to perform and by awarding scholarships. The Tri-County Music Association (TCMA) administers the John R. Pandolfi Scholarship Fund offering scholarships for college music majors and summer study grants for high school students. Over the years, more than 100 students have received such awards for college study. For the past seven years the Association was also able to offer summer music study grants to deserving high school students (grades 9-12). The Association awards $12,000 to young musicians each year.

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An exciting musical project for benefit of
the TCMA John R. Pandolfi Scholarship Fund

Jazz Club CD photo

Former TCMA scholarship recipient, jazz pianist Matt Richard has released his new CD recording, THE JAZZ CLUB, and is donating all proceeds from the sale of the CD to the TCMA John R. Pandolfi Scholarship Fund. The CD and individual tracks may be purchased on iTunes or CDBaby. The cost for the CD is $9.99 and the individual tracks are $.99 each. The CD is also available locally at The Symphony Shop, 94 State Road, North Dartmouth, MA and The Bookstall, 151 Front Street, Marion, MA


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