The LBB was formed in 1974 to prepare for the 200th anniversary of the Battle on the Green (April 19, 1775), and has been performing ever since!
The July 27th concert has been cancelled due to the threat of bad weather.
The music director of the Lexington Bicentennial Band is Jeff Leonard, an accomplished teacher, performer, arranger, and conductor. Al Dentino is the assistant conductor for the summer concerts.
During the summer, the LBB gives a free concert each Tuesday night from Tuesday July 13th through Tuesday August 24th.
The concerts take place at the Levi Burnell Bandstand, which is in Hastings Park at the corner of Worthen Road and Old Mass Avenue. Many people bring blankets, lawn chairs, food, and games, and enjoy a relaxing summer evening of music.
Children are welcome, although parents are asked to please keep children from playing near the bandstand during the concert, out of respect for the musicians and the audience. Children (of all ages) will be invited to march around the bandstand during the last piece of each half of the concert.
All concerts begin at 7:00pm. You can check whether a concert has been cancelled (e.g., because of inclement weather) by calling 781-698-4647 after 4:30pm on the day of the concert.
Take a look back at the LBB's past performances.
Watch the world premiere of "Seeds of Revolution"! (It starts at minute 31.)
If you are a musician and would like to join, contact Jeff Leonard for details. You can get an idea of kind of music the LBB performs by looking at the repertoire.
Everything you need to know about being a band member:
The band rehearses every Tuesday night from 7pm to 9pm at the Lexington High School, with two exceptions:
The best way is to make a tax-deductible contribution to the LBB! Contact Jeff Leonard for more information.
You can also support the band by shopping at smile.amazon.com. Amazon will then donate a portion of your purchase to the LBB!
The next best way is to show up at the concerts!
The LBB would like to thank its sponsors for this year:
The LBB thanks the Town of Lexington and the School Department for providing our rehearsal space and maintenance of the bandstand.
Do you know of a business, organization, or person that might be interested in becoming a sponsor? Here's a sample letter that explains the benefits of sponsorship.
The LBB's mail address is:
Lexington Bicentennial Band P.O. Box 173 Lexington, MA 02420
If you would like to receive information about the LBB via occasional email, please send a message to Jeff Glass.