WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Community Band will hold its premier concert on Aug. 21 at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The newly formed band, led by Steve Kimmons and made possible through the West Orange Recreation Department, features several West Orange residents, including parents, West Orange High School alumni and music teacher Andrea Rommel.

The free event will also feature "The Jazzy Ladies," Fran Testa and Lynette Sheard, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with the community band set to perform the following at 8:15 p.m.:

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Handel in the Strand, Grainger 

Washington Post, Sousa

Chicago Tribune, Chambers 

William Tell Overture, Rossini/Leidzen 

Hungarian Dance No. 5, Brahms/Laurendeau

Mock Morris, Grainger 

Troika, Prokofiev/Curnow 

Chester, Schuman 

National Emblem, Bagley


The band is comprised of the following members:



Virginia Blacker*

Eva Curtis*

Susan DeFurianni*

Catherine Florio*

Laurie Florio*

Vicki Marino*

Allison Russo*

Stevie Tryson*



Mackenzie Miller

Amy Nyberg



Richard Bookbinder*

Carol Boysen*

Ed Goellner

Pete Grice*

Dorothy Panhorst*

Ann Pollack*

Tom Williams*



Kristin Buemi

Alexander Perlaza


Alto Saxophone:

Ben Cole*

Tom Vilardi*


Tenor Saxophone:

Dan Hodge*


Baritone Saxophone:

Larry Zeller*



Chris Bleeke

Al DeFurianni*

David Montague

Tyler Perillo

Jonathan Ridley

Sage Shiraishi

Dan Sugarman



Zack Arenstein*

Ed Black*

Jacob Carino*

Jessica DiCicco



David Gleaner

Lingard Knutson

David New*

Will Newrock

Christian Tanion

Matt Weinshank*



Andrea Rommel*

Bill Sullivan*



Ralph Ciotti

Larry Hoffer*



Brian Gould*

Chris Stuhlmiller*

David Stuhlmiller


In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the auditorium at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, on the same date and time.