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

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This Season's Concerts:

  • Sunday, October 25, 2020, 3:00 PM: We begin our 59th season with a virtual concert.  This will be a live stream of past concert segments, recently formed chamber groups from within the band and soloist from the ranks of our scholarship and summer study grant recipients.  Our first virtual offering ever, we hope you enjoy it!
  • Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1:30 PM: Once again, we will go virtual with a live stream of recordings featuring groupings from our band and some special family performances from our community.  We will also bring back some recorded material from our previous December concerts, all with an upbeat Holiday flavor.
  • Sunday, February 14, 2021, 3:00 PM: Our season continues after the New Year with “Soloists for Scholarships - A Virtual Musical Offering” This virtual performance will look back at some of the outstanding guest soloists that have performed with the Tri-County Symphonic Band.
  • Sunday, March 21, 2021, 3:00 PM: This program, called “March Musical Mosaic - A Virtual Musical Offering”, will be completely comprised of new videos in a “mosaic” fashion, contributed by our “Tri-County Families”. It will utilize carefully crafted virtual musical works featuring multiple videos in one screen (Split screen video).
  • Sunday, May 16, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: The Tri-County Symphonic Band is proud to present a special virtual encore concert from its 2019 “Postcards from Buzzards Bay" concerts. Included in this virtual concert will be recorded interviews with the composers Michael Donovan and John Wallace, as well as beautiful images of Buzzards Bay utilizing postcards and original art in cooperation with the Marion Art Center. All this will be followed by a live questions and answers session via Zoom.
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021, 7:00 PM: “Revisiting the Fabulous Fifties”. We finish our season with our 18th Annual Pops Concert, a benefit concert to help raise money for The Tri- County Music Association's John R. Pandolfi Scholarship Fund for college music majors and summer study grants for high school students. In similar fashion to the rest of the season, this concert will be held virtually and it will be a re-presentation of “The Fabulous Fifties” Pops Concert that was performed on June 9, 2019. The program is a pleasing mix of selections from composers like Dave Brubeck, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein along with the classic favorite songs "I Can't Help Falling In Love" and "I'm Singing In The Rain". Please note that this performance will begin at 7:00 PM rather than our usual mid-afternoon time.

The 2020-2021 concert season, our fifty-ninth, is an unprecedented voyage into virtual streaming and reaching out as we continue to provide first rate musical experiences for our listeners and supporters.  We are excited that you will be part of our tradition of bringing the community high quality musical offerings in a variety of ways. Help us to share the “Tri-County experience” that has thrilled audiences for over 59 years.


Philip E. Sanborn

Music Director

The Tri-County Symphonic Band

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 eight 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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Some Artists Who Have Appeared with the Tri-County Symphonic Band

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


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