Spend June's second Saturday in Boston shopping, eating, enjoying the city, and listening to some of New England's finest wind ensembles, as MetWinds hosts its 32nd annual Boston Festival of Bands. Enjoy the many talented bands performing throughout the day in the heart of Faneuil Hall near Boston Harbor. Visit www.metwinds.org for more details on the participating bands.

MetWinds performs wind ensemble classics and classics-to-be: from Bach's G major Fantasia (written a few years before the construction of Faneuil Hall), through Holst's iconic First Suite, encompassing David Gillingham's moving variations on Be Thou My Vision and Frank Ticheli's masterful Postcard, and including James Stephenson's new celebratory overture Wildcat Run, the artistry of MetWinds musicians will embrace you! (MetWinds performs at 1pm.)

MetWinds Program

Wildcat RunJames Stephenson
Fantasia in G MajorJ.S. Bach/arr. Goldman
Be Thou My VisionDavid Gillingham
PostcardFrank Ticheli
First Suite in E-flatGustav Holst
Steven Lipsitt