Cape Ann Festival Band Concert coming to Ipswich

Wednesday March 02, 2022

Ipswich-Three local concert bands are preparing a Cape Ann Festival concert directed by David Benjamin, Nalani Fujiwara and Bob Rick, combining the musicians of the Cape Ann Community Band, Ipswich Town Band and the Rockport Legion Band on Saturday, April 9, 7pm, at the Dolan Performing Arts Center at Ipswich HS.  The snow date will be Sunday, April 10, at 2pm. Each of the band directors have extended invitations to their players.  Those players will contribute to a true regional effort to provide a free concert featuring a large ensemble which will resonate as a true festival of our musical Cape Ann community.

The program is geared toward community players and the music represents varying levels of ability; there’s something for everyone. Players will prepare for  three weeks in March, beginning on Monday, March 21, at 7pm, at the Ipswich High School Band Room. Each of the three directors will share in conducting the program. 

Each of the bands is seeking support from the local business community and individuals to help meet the expenses to produce this concert. All are encouraged to “help us if you can.” Support is sought from each of the bands’ business communities. This concert is sponsored in part by the Ipswich Cultural Council; funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC Grant Program.

Donations can be made out to:

Cape Ann Community Band/ 32 Revere Street/ Gloucester MA 01930

For more information contact David Benjamin at 978-281-2286 or by email at,

Nalani Fujiwara:, or Bob Rick:

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