About Merrimack Concert Association

The Merrimack Concert Association is in its 24th year. Come and see why we’ve been around for so long!

Board of Directors

The Merrimack Concert Association’s Board of Directors is a volunteer group dedicated to the mission of our organization. Without them the organization would not exist. They are a dedicated group who give of themselves in time and dedication!

Phil Knotts, President board@merrimackconcert.org
Jim Frens, Vice President
Amy Shields, Treasurer
Cheryl Barb
Bob Hughes
Kathy Yuhas
Heidi Critz-Frens, non-voting
Tom Walters, non-voting
Jamie Saucier, non-voting

Historic Dates

April 10, 1990: The Merrimack Concert Band held its first rehearsal with twenty-eight musicians in attendance.

June 7, 1990: The newly formed Board of Directors held its first board meeting. The band scheduled a full calendar of indoor and outdoor concerts and parades.

November 26, 1991: Internal Revenue Service granted the MCA 501(c)(3) status.

September 18, 1995: The Merrimack Chorus began rehearsals under the direction of Ms. Sara Phelps. By its first performance at the Family Holiday Concert in December, the chorus boasted a membership of more than ninety.


Funding for this website was made possible by the McIninch Foundation and the James & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.

Membership Fees

All members pay a $60 yearly membership and sell two tickets to each concert. Students are no cost.