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

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16th Annual Benefit Pops Concert
16th Annual Pops Concert Poster
“British Invasion”

This Season's Concerts:

  • October 22, 2017: Our 56th season begins on October 22nd with a cleverly themed concert that has nothing to do with football. Instead, “Giants, Cowboys and Patriots” has music that reflects these three images and includes a tribute to King Kong and Godzilla. Our soloist is Adam Frey, euphonium virtuoso who has garnered international fame with his dynamic performances.
  • December 10, 2017: Once again, we offer our Annual Children’s Christmas Concert, free of charge, at the Sippican School on December 10th with the help of the Sippican School Concert Choir (and guests) under the direction of Patricia Richard.
  • February 11, 2018: The Tri-County Symphonic Band returns to the acoustically friendly environs of the Dartmouth High School Auditorium on February 11th with a program of Italian music entitled “All Italia!” From operatic overture to a sonic retelling of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the iconic Pines of Rome, this concert is certain to bring a bit of the Italian culture to the Southcoast for an afternoon of fun and great band music.
  • March 18, 2018: The March 18th program, “March Mania”, will be a concert featuring pieces that have a connection with the month of March. We are thrilled to have the award-winning Resurgam Saxophone Quartet as our guest soloists and they will be premiering a work written especially for them by composer Ted King Smith.
  • June 10, 2018: Our 16th Annual Benefit Pops Concert will be held at Tabor Academy on June 10th at 2 PM, in a grand tent, and will include music from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Join us for a program called “The British Invasion.”

The 2017-2018 concert season, our fifty-sixth, is an eclectic offering of some of the finest symphonic band music ever written. We are excited 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 56 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.

The Tri-County Music Association, Inc. is a 501C3 not-for-profit organization.

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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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