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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.
  • Sunday, March 20, 2022, 3:00 PM: Our March concert, “Marches for a Cure” is a program in partnership with the Izzy Foundation. The Izzy Foundation is a Providence based non-profit organization that helps to provide services and support to those families with children who have cancer and other debilitating diseases. We will help raise awareness in the fight against cancer while performing some of the world’s greatest marches by an international list of stellar composers including Johann Strauss, Paul Hindemith, Hector Berlioz, John Philip Souza, Henry Mancini, Karl L. King and many more.
  • Sunday, June 12, 2022, 2:00 PM: We are excited to return to the Grand Tent at Tabor Academy for our Annual Pops Concert to benefit the John Pandolfi Music Scholarship Fund. This year's concert will pay tribute to the iconic composer John Williams and is entitled “John Williams at the Movies”. In addition to a variety of selections composed by John Williams, the program will feature marimba soloist Dan Monte performing a special arrangement of the fiery “Csárdás” by Vittorio Monti.

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

19th Annual Benefit Pops Concert

to benefit the John Pandolfi Music Scholarship Fund

Concert Poster

“John Williams - At The Movies”

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 2:00 PM
Social Hour at 1:00 PM

245 Front St., Marion, MA

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 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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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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