The Westfield Community Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Connors, continues it’s 99th season of summer concerts in Mindowaskin Park on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30pm.

One of the oldest community bands in the country, the Westfield Community Band will perform an array of original works this summer.  These include orchestral transcriptions, popular works, songs of the American Musical Theater, along with Marches from around the world.

A highlight for the evening includes highlights from “Show Boat”, commonly considered the cornerstone work of the modern American musical theatre.  Memorable songs from this work include “Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man” and “Old Man River”. 
A second feature for the evening includes a “Salute to Spike Jones”.  “Spike” Jones was a popular musician and band leader, specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs.  Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment would be punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells and outlandish vocals. 
Additional selections for the evening include a “Medley from Miss Saigon”, “Second Suite for Military Band in F”, and “Children’s March”. 

The Westfield Community Band will conclude its summer concert series on Thursday, July 14th.  All concerts are held in Mindowaskin Park, located next to the Westfield Municipal Building at 425 East Broad St. in Westfield.  The event is free to the public; audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Westfield Community Room in the Westfield Municipal Building.

The Westfield Community Concert Band is sponsored by the Westfield Recreation Department, Bruce Kaufmann, Director. For further information, please contact (908) 789-4080 or go to the band’s website at