Wakefield Concert Band

 
 

WE  PLAY  THE  MUSIC  YOU  LOVE


From classical pieces to swing tunes to traditional marches, the Wakefield Concert Band’s repertoire has grown to include works from all the greats: Beethoven to  Irving Berlin, Holst to Harry James, Shostakovich to John Philip Sousa.


Check our Concert Schedule for a list of upcoming performances. We play the music you love!


On the Look & Listen page, you can see us and hear us in snippets that we publish on this site throughout the year.

 
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Copyright 2009 - 2014 • Wakefield Concert Band

P.O. Box 616 • Wakefield, RI 02879

LEARN  MORE  ABOUT  THE  WAKEFIELD CONCERT BAND


Visit our FAQs page if you’d like to join the band or to learn how to engage the Wakefield Concert Band for your next fund raiser or public event.

WAKEFIELD CONCERT BAND


The  Wakefield Concert Band has evolved in countless ways throughout its more than 100 year history. Today’s band members, some 75 in all, are professional players and serious amateurs alike. We provide a place for community musicians to develop their skills, have fun, and raise money for charity. Each musician devotes at least 150 hours yearly to the Wakefield Concert Band.


The Wakefield Concert Band performs more than a dozen concerts each year in Washington, Newport, and Kent Counties, entertaining some four thousand Rhode Island listeners and raising thousands of dollars for charitable causes.


Since 2008 the band has raised more than $50,000 for South County Hospital and more than one ton of food and toiletries for Jonnycake Center, Peace Dale, RI.

Photo by Nick Shanos

Welcome to the Wakefield Concert Band

South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Visitors to the Wakefield Concert Band web site from around the world

South Kingstown Patch

May 16, 2011


Maria Shanahan’s article about the Wakefield Concert Band’s 4th Annual Benefit Concert for South County Hospital captured the sheer exuberance felt by musicians and listeners alike.


Enjoy the videos accompanying  Ms. Shanahan’s article to hear the Band play a selection from Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and another from the Broadway musical Oklahoma.

Visitors since February 8, 2009

Photo by Nick Shanos

The Wakefield Concert Band web site is designed and maintained by Cynthia E. Field

"I was at the concert Saturday at the Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island. It was one of the best concerts that I had heard - as good as the Rhode Island orchestra at India Point or Slater Park."


Mary A., East Providence, RI

Dear Wonderful Band! I had the pleasure of listening to you and singing along with you last Monday at Jesus Saviour Church in Newport. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I am writing to find out if you will be performing again this month."


Sofi C., Middletown, RI

Since 2008, the Wakefield Concert Band has raised more than $50,000 for South County Hospital. Please help us meet our 2014 goal.


To learn more about this year’s Kaleidoscope of Sound concert please visit the South County Hospital Benefit Concert page.

DONATIONS TO THE BAND

Our IRS 501(c)(3) designation means your donation to the Wakefield Concert Band is now fully deductible. Thank you for your support.


Wakefield Concert Band, P.O. Box 616, Wakefield, RI 02879

Enjoy personal stories from members of the Wakefield Concert Band sprinkled with healthy doses of wit and wisdom.

Nick Shanos Photo

South County Hospital Benefit Concert

South Kingstown High School Auditorium, Wakefield, RI

Sunday, May 4, 2014

4:00 p.m.

This concert will benefit the STAR Program for cancer survivors.

Photo by Nick Shanos