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Blanchard Memorial School has a strong history of supporting an instrumental music program for students in grades four through six. This activity offered outside the normal school curriculum, offers three levels of bands – Beginning, Advanced and Gold Stage Band. In addition, we offer small ensembles to enhance our program.

This instrumental music program gives our students a special introduction to music in a wonderful, supportive atmosphere and a good foundation and appreciation for music as they grow.

Please review other sections of the band website for more detailed information regarding our program. 

After earning a Gold Medal at the MICCA concert on April 6, 2013, the Blanchard Advanced Band was invited to perform at Symphony Hall on April 13. You can watch a recording of their performance from that event. Congr
atulations to Mr. Baird and the band!  Additionally the Blanchard Advanced Band has earned gold medals in 2005 and 2008-2014.

Concert Dates!
Please mark your calendars:
Advanced Band Winter Concerts
Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00pm
Thursday, December 11th 8:45am

Beginning Band Concert
Thursday, January 29th at 7:00 pm

Spring Combined Bands Concert
Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00pm
Thursday, May 28th at 8:45am

YouTube Video

Band Contact Information


Chris BairdDirector (978) 263-4569

Cesar GardePercussion Director (978) 263-4174


Chris BairdBrass (617) 924-4211

Chris DentinoFlute (978) 706-1431

Al DentinoWoodwinds (978) 844-1408

Tsuyoshi HonjoWoodwinds (617) 894-4475

Henry TervoWoodwinds (978) 501-6133

Andrea ScottPercussion (508) 574-6218