NJWA Concert Band Seeking New Members

WESTFIELD—The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band is seeking interested intermediate and advanced woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists to perform in its 17th year of community concerts in Union County. This multi-generational musical ensemble is in particular need of low brass players at this time. The band rehearses every Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m., at The Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

The NJWA Concert Band is unique in that it includes talented students and adults, as well as seasoned professional musicians. Under the baton of NJWA faculty member, Howard Toplansky, the 55-member band is currently scheduled to play a five concert series at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Mountainside during the 2009-2010 concert season.

The band’s repertoire is described as “Renaissance to Ragtime” and has included several world premieres of concert band music.  This ambitious ensemble will perform over 100 pieces in the coming 2009-2010 season.  For more information or to schedule an interview, telephone (908) 964-1793 or e-mail njwaband@att.net.

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