Whitehouse Wind Symphony Free Concert

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Free Concert


Sat, Apr 30, 2022    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Readington Reformed Church
124 Readington Road, Readington, NJ, 08889

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The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr. will present a free concert inside Readington Reformed Church (124 Readington Road) at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 30, 2022. The band is very excited to perform again at Readington Reformed Church after a highly successful holiday concert there this past December.

The concert program is entitled “An Afternoon of Classic Wind Band Literature,” and will feature several classical selections and marches, such as “Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon” by Percy Grainger and “Slavonic March” from Serenade for Winds by Antonín Dvořák, as well as contemporary selections such as “Danzas Cubanas” by Robert Sheldon.

The concert is free and open to the general public, although donations will be accepted to benefit the band, a non-profit group comprised entirely of volunteer musicians. Face masks for protection against COVID-19 are recommended, but not required. In the event of dangerous travel conditions or public health emergency, the decision to cancel this concert will be announced on the band’s website (whitehousewindsymphony.org), Facebook page (facebook.com/whitehousewind), and Instagram feed (instagram.com/whitehousewind).

Readington Reformed Church has a gravel parking lot located immediately to the east of the education wing, with additional parking located on a grass field at the rear of the cemetery. The church has a handicap dropoff area located at the rear of the education wing which is equipped with a chair lift for persons with mobility issues; however, restrooms are only accessible via stairs. Large print programs are available upon request.

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony was founded in 1996.  It is dedicated to presenting the best in all varieties of wind band literature. Since its founding, the band has grown rapidly, attracting experienced musicians as regular members from all over New Jersey, as well as New York City and eastern Pennsylvania. It is now comprised of approximately 50 amateur and professional musicians who perform together regularly to enthusiastic audiences throughout central and northern New Jersey. The band was recently named the winner of the 2022 Hunterdon Happening List in the category of favorite band/musician! For more information, including information about future performances, please send an email to [email protected].

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission.