WESTFIELD, NJ - The Westfield Community Band will kick off its Centennial Summer Concert Season on Thursday, June 28 at 7:30pm. The band will be under the direction of Dr. Thomas Connors.
The band will highlight music from all musical genres including marches, music from the early 20th century, marches, Broadway musicals and contemporary symphonic works amongst its many selections throughout this milestone season.
The band will feature it’s first of many Broadway musical highlights of the season in the opening of their summer season wich will includ Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”. Thi 1956 Broadway smash was based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and relates the story of Eliza Doolittle. Well known songs within the arrangement include, “Get Me to the Church on Time”, “With a Little Bit of Luck”, and “I Could Have Danced All Night”.
“Pineapple Poll”, a Gilbert and Sullivan inspired comic ballet, based on a collection of Gilbert and Sullivan works from the late 1870’s, including the HMS Pinafore is yet another musical that will be featured.
Additional selections for the evening include “Sea Songs”, by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the Fanfare from “Sinfonia No. IV”, by Bruce Yurko.
For the next three weeks the band’s summer concert series continues with the Independence Day Celebration, to be observed on Thursday, July 5, followed by concerts on July 12 and 19th.
Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to this free event. The Westfield Community Band is sponsored by the Westfield Recreation Department, Bruce Kaufman, Director. For more information, please contact (908) 789-4080 or go to the band's website at http://www.westfieldcommunityband.com
Concerts will be held on the gazebo in Mindowaskin Park, next to 425 East Broad Street, Westfield. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building, next to the park.