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.
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
Band Contact Information
DirectorsChris Baird, Director (978) 263-4569Cesar Garde, Percussion Director (978) 263-4174
PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTORSChris Baird, Brass (617) 924-4211Chris Dentino, Flute (978) 706-1431Al Dentino, Woodwinds (978) 844-1408Tsuyoshi Honjo, Woodwinds (617) 894-4475Henry Tervo, Woodwinds (978) 501-6133Andrea Scott, Percussion (508) 574-6218