Curating The Live Music of the North Shore and Cape Ann!
David L. Benjamin Music
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Welcome to David Benjamin Music

curating the live music of the north shore and cape ann!

The name DAVID BENJAMIN is synonymous with music in Gloucester. He directs concerts, produces concert series, teaches young and adult students, conducts concerts all over the North Shore and generally promotes “Community Music” wherever he goes. He retired in 2012 as the Director of the Elementary and Middle School Bands and the String program in the Gloucester Public Schools; where he administered the staff and recruited the students. He then prepared them for many performances in the community during the school year.

David is the retired (January 2018) business manager for the Cape Ann Symphony, serving in that capacity since 1981. This was some of his most fulfilling work. The orchestra performs four series concerts and one youth concert each year. Mr. B, as he is known, was the “chief cook and bottle washer”, taking care of many of the tasks involved in running the orchestra. He played clarinet with the orchestra as well. Week-ends may find him performing with a variety of different bands through out the North Shore or performing as a soloist in a church service.

David is also the Conductor of the Cape Ann Community Band and the North Shore Concert Band, which perform an annual series of free outdoor concerts. Brass bands have been a tradition on the North Shore for well over 150 years. Thanks to Dave, that tradition continues.

Upcoming concerts on the North Shore

Grupo Fantasia
July 21 6:30 pm
Latin Dance Party
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: July, 24, 6:30 pm
Barbie, Ken & Taylor Swift
July 23 7:00 pm
Featuring Alexandra Grace & her students singing Taylor Swift & Barbie! Wear pink & sing-along!
Salem Willows
Rain: July, 25, 7:00 pm
Concert Sponsors:
Institution for Savings
Compaq Big Band
July 28 6:30 pm
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: July, 31, 6:30 pm
Concert Sponsors:
J. M. Walsh Oil
Precision Roofing Services
Viet Nam 50th Anniversary Concert
July 30 7:00 pm
A Salute to our Viet Nam Veterans
Salem Willows
Rain: August, 1, 7:00 pm
Concert Sponsors:
Ira Toyota
Rockland Trust
Daisy Nell & Captain Stan
August 4 6:30 pm
Acoutsic Bluegrass & Swing
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 7, 6:30 pm
Concert Sponsors:
Institution for Savings
4Ever Fab
August 11 6:30 pm
The Beatles Nicely Played
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 14, 6:30 pm
Concert Sponsors:
Cape Ann Savings Bank
Cape Ann Community Band Barbie, Ken & Taylor Swift
August 17 6:30 pm
Alexandra Grace, vocalist & student singers. Audience wear Pink!
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 20, 6:30 pm
Concert Sponsors:
Bank Gloucester
Gloucester Cultural Council
The Continentals
August 18 6:30 pm
Pop-Rock Show Band
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 21, 6:30 pm
Concert Sponsors:
Daily Printing
Martin & Kelly Band
August 25 6:30 pm
Country Western
Antonio Gentile Bandstand
Rain: August, 28, 6:30 pm
Concert Sponsors:
Cazeault Solar & Home
North End Columbus Day Parade
October 13 1:00 pm
Boston Firemen's Band
Winchester Veterans Day Parade & Services
November 11 9:30 am
Gloucester Santa Parade
December 1 3:00 pm
Boston Firemen's Band
Hampton (NH) Santa Parade
December 7 1:00 pm
Boston Firemen's Band
North End Santa Parade (Boston)
December 8 12:30 pm
Boston Firemen's Band