Summer on the Emerald Necklace: Metropolitan Wind Symphony

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy presents the Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Summer on the Emerald Necklace! The Metropolitan Wind Symphony was founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, and was awarded the prestigious 2015 Sudler Silver Scroll Award for Community Concert Bands by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The Symphony is made up of over 60 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. MetWinds presents formal performances of traditional and contemporary wind band literature, as well as more informal pops concerts throughout the metropolitan Boston area. Learn more about our other FREE Summer on the Emerald Necklace events at

Special thanks to FOCUS Real Estate, the Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust, and Stop & Shop for their support of Summer on the Emerald Necklace!

Sam Sherwood directs the Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Pinebank.

Sam Sherwood: Worked to Make Jamaica Plain Beautiful

Some people live quiet lives in their neighborhoods; others change the life of the neighborhoods in which they live. Sam Sherwood was a life-changer. He and Sarah Freeman spent decades working together to help make Jamaica Plain the beautiful neighborhood it is today. He was an ardent environmentalist, a well-known political activist, a renowned raconteur, and a man with an insatiable love of life. Whether it was music, movies, theater, history, photography or world travels, Sam’s passions ran deep and his knowledge of each and every one of his interests was remarkable.

Poster for Boston's Memorial Day Concert 2014

JP-based Symphony Will Play at City’s Memorial Day Concert

Hello neighborhood. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Friday, May 23. Metropolitan Wind Symphony to Play at City's Memorial Day Concert: The JP-based Metropolitan Wind Symphony will perform at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End on the evening of Memorial Day. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Here's more information.