Welcome to the website for the

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

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This Season's Concerts:

Greetings and welcome to the 60th concert season of the Tri-County Symphonic Band. I am very pleased to announce that we are scheduled to begin our season with a live concert for the first time in nineteen months! Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our grand comeback appearance.

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021, 3:00 PM: Our opening concert, “Blazing the Trail: Women Lighting the Way” will be a collection of compositions by living female composers and a vintage offering from a 19th century woman composer. Our soloist, clarinetist Pattie Marshall, will be performing the energetic as well as beautifully lyrical “Rhapsody for Solo Clarinet” by Anne McGinty. These works will be paired with seven historic female leaders from our area who were pathfinders in their day and represented the forward motion that has thrusted the important works of women in all walks of life into the limelight. Their unique stories will be told at the concert as we celebrate their “trailblazing” achievements. Click here to view a pdf of the program book.
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1:30 PM: The Annual Children’s Christmas Concert will take place at the Sippican School in Marion as we are very much looking forward to re-establishing that tradition with a live performance. This concert celebrates the holiday season and is free admission for all, our gift to the community.
  • Sunday, February 13, 2022, 3:00 PM: The February concert, “English Folk Song Gala: The Music of Grainger, Holst and Vaughan Williams” is a festive collection of symphonic band renditions of English folk songs. The cornerstones of the symphonic band repertoire of the early 1900’s is from three iconic composers: Percy Aldridge Grainger, Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams. There will be seven works ranging from serious settings to frolicking follies. The wide variety of colors and emotions of these compositions will be on display as we explore the bountiful assortment of folk song derived pieces.
  • More coming in 2022: We are planning to offer our complete season of in-person concerts but are moving cautiously as the health and safety our patrons, musicians and everyone involved is paramount. Therefore, we encourage you to check your email and our website for updated concert information as well as our current COVID policy for attending concerts.

The 2021-2022 concert season, our sixtieth, is a triumphant return to the concert stage as the world embraces what it means to have real, live, in-person musical performances once again. We are excited that you will be part of our tradition of bringing the community high quality concert offerings in a variety of ways. Help us to share the “Tri-County experience” that has thrilled audiences for over 60 years.


Philip E. Sanborn

Music Director

October Concert Poster

“English Folk Song Gala: The Music of Grainger,
Holst and Vaughan Williams”

Sunday, February 13, 2022

3:00 PM

Old Rochester Regional High School – Gilbert D. Bristol Auditorium

135 Marion Rd, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door

Tickets may be purchased at the Symphony Music Shop in North Dartmouth
and online at brownpapertickets.com




The Tri-County Symphonic Band Scholarship Program

John R. Pandolfi Scholarship - Tri-County Music Association
from Old Rochester Community TV on Vimeo.


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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