Our Summer Schedule

We hope you can join us for some of our summer performances.
Come listen at the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 21, 6:30 pm: Florence Music on the Porch Series, Opening Concert, Florence Civic Center.
  • Saturday, June 23, 8:30 pm: Northampton Family Forth Celebration, Look Park
  • Wednesday, July 4, 10:30 am: Chesterfield Parade, Chesterfield, MA.
  • Saturday, July 7, 6:30 pm: Northampton Downtown Block Party
  • Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 pm: Concert at Linda Manor Assisted Living Facility, Leeds, MA
  • Friday, August 10, 6:30 pm: Concert Arts Night Out, Northampton History Society

Summer Rehearsal Schedule

  • No rehearsal Wednesday, June 27.
  • Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 pm, rehearsal at JFK Middle School
  • Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, rehearsal at JFK Middle School
  • No rehearsal August 8 or August 15
  • Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 pm, rehearsals resume at Northampton High School

Tuning: The Florence Band – A poem by John Nelson

Tuning: the Florence Band

Not yet our full attention yet something like hush

Priscilla is about to raise her baton

Then carve a beat into the unsuspecting air

Now for two measured hours this night

Each horn will slowly warm until

Nothing else matters but this sound

Edging closer to its Platonic form

By peg, slide, cork and neck

Listen now beneath the round

A note comes first through the fingers

Then the mind and last the heart listens

So willing each one of us


 a poem by John Nelson (tenor saxophone) xii.2017