The National Concert Band of America (NCBA) will perform a free concert entitled “Folk Songs Reimagined:  Music from Around the World.”  To be directed by Principal Conductor Adrian Holton, the concert will feature music based on folk songs traditionally passed aurally from generation to generation in England, Japan and the United States, as well as traditional Eastern European Jewish dances reimagined in compositions for wind band.

Selections include “Festal Scenes,” “Fantasia on Greensleeves,” “L’Esprit de la Trompette,”  “Handel in the Strand,” “Overture on an Early American Folk Hymn,” “Yiddish Dances” and “The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol.”  

“Folk songs tell stories of people, their customs and traditions,” said Holton. “In this concert we hope to shed light on the similarities between people from around the world and their shared values.  I invite everyone to come and celebrate this magical time of the year for togetherness, hope and peace.”

About the National Concert Band of America

The National Concert Band of America (NCBA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1974 by veterans and legendary players from each of the Washington-area military service bands. As such, our heritage lies in the history and traditions of the Military Bands of the U.S. Armed Forces. Currently, our membership includes veterans of our country's great military service bands, as well as civilian musicians who have demonstrated outstanding instrumental proficiency and musicianship. For more information, please visit the website at


  • Occurred Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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