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Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Outdoor Concert

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony performs on Division Street in Somerville during last year's Arts on Division weekend. Credits: Courtesy Whitehouse Wind Symphony

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony will return to Division Street here for a free performance on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. as part of the Arts on Division Festival taking place that weekend.

The concert program includes a medley of selections from musicals by Andrew Lloyd Weber, a medley of songs from popular Disney movies, the “National Emblem March” by Edwin Eugene Bagley, “Friska” from Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt and “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson.

This concert is free and open to all, although a good-will offering will be taken to benefit the band, a non-profit group comprised entirely of volunteer musicians. While limited seating is available on Division Street, concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs. 

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In the event of inclement weather, the announcement to cancel the concert will be made on the band’s website and Facebook page.

Whitehouse Wind Symphony is a community symphonic band directed by Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr. The performance will be led by the band’s assistant conductor, Gary A. Myer of Bridgewater, a former band director at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

The ensemble was founded in 1996 and is now comprised of about 50 amateur and professional musicians who perform together regularly throughout central and northern New Jersey.

For more information, including information about future performances, send them an email.


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