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Jeffrey I. Schiller

Thomas Reynolds directed the MIT Concert Band as it played for a passing crowd near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Saturday. The concert was part of a tour that also included a performance for the Music Educators’ National Conference in Reston, VA.

MIT’s Concert Band is composed of MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and other community members. The band was recently reorganized as an ASA-recognized student organization after the retirement of it’s long-time conductor, John Corley. The band is now entirely member directed and led, providing an unusual opportunity for student musicians.

The weekend in Washington was the band’s first tour in five years, and will be followed by local performances in Kresge Auditorium (April 30, 8 p.m.), Lobby 7 (date and time TBA), and at Boston’s Hatch Memorial Shell (May 5, 7 p.m.).