SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will perform a free springtime concert on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 W. High St. here

The concert, entitled Dancing on Air, will include many exciting selections based on different forms of dance, such as Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett, Albanian Dance”by Shelley Hanson, Farandole from  L'Arlésienne by Georges Bizet and excerpts from the ballet Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland.

This concert is open to the general public; although a good-will offering will be taken to benefit the band, a non-profit group comprised entirely of volunteer musicians. Although this is an indoor concert, in the event of severe inclement weather, the announcement to cancel the concert will be made on the band’s website - whitehousewindsymphony.org and Facebook page.

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The Whitehouse Wind Symphony was founded by conductor emeritus Casey Bork in 1996.  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 throughout central and northern New Jersey.

Funding has been made possible in part by the State Council on the Arts/Department, through funds administered by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission. The church is handicapped accessible.

For additional information about the Whitehouse Wind Symphony, including information about future performances and handicapped accessibility, email WhitehouseWindSymphony@gmail.com.