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WAKEFIELDâThe Wakefield Concert Band is giving the gift of music to the South County community as it holds its second annual free holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the South Kingstown High School.
The holiday concert will feature mostly holiday music accompanied by a classical old band pieces that fit the season.
âWeâll play mostly in the holiday spirit. The classical old band pieces fit the season. Theyâre a wonderful sound to blend into the holiday. Eight of 11 pieces are the standard holiday music,â Barry Lieberman, the band director said.
The Wakefield Concert Band, founded in the late 1890s in South Kingstown is an all volunteer, community concert band that has been playing music throughout Rhode Island for more than a century. It performs more than a dozen concerts each year, entertaining some 4,000 Rhode Island listeners and raising thousands of dollars for charitable causes.
âWe do the standard concert band repertoire. We play patriotic, swing tunes, traditional marches and feature soloists in the band. We do typical band classic literature that you hear from better college bands,â Lieberman said.
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