Concert Band To Play At Mountainside Church

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MOUNTAINSIDE — On Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m., the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Concert Band will perform a Spring concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 300 Central Avenue in Mountainside.

This is the fourth of a four concert series for the 2010-2011 concert season. The event is open to the public and admission is $10 per person.


“We are delighted to be invited back to play at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Our musical selections are geared to please a variety of musical tastes and range from Renaissance to Ragtime favorites,” said conductor Howard Toplansky.

The “Coeur d’Alene Overture” by Frank Cofield, Highlights from “Oliver” by Lionel Bart and “Trauer-Marsch” by Felix Mendelssohn will be the main selections on the first half of the program.

“Winter Storms Waltzes” by Julius Fucik will also be featured on this program. Fucik was known as the Czech March King and wrote over 400 works of many and varied styles.

John Ondrey, the organist and adult choir director at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, as well as band director at Kenilworth’s David Brearley High School, will be featured as guest conductor while the Concert Band performs “Intermezzo” from “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni and the “Prelude and Fugue in Bb” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The concert will also offer “Watermelon Club Rag,” “Deep in My Heart” from “The Student Prince,” by Sigmund Romberg and “Tango for Band” by Glenn Osser. Several fine marches will also be performed on this program, which include “Le Sabre” by Eric Osterling, “9 May” by Vyasheslav Volkov and “Uplifter” By Frank L. Schoendorfer. Rounding out this concert will be “Air for Band” by Frank Erickson and “Victory Day” by David Tukhmanov.

For further information about the concert or to learn how to become a member of the NJWA Concert Band, call 1-908-789-9696 or e-mail

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