The Town of Clinton Recreation Commission will present the Whitehouse Wind Symphony in concert on Sunday, September 24th at 3:00pm on the terrace of the Hunterdon Art Museum along the banks of the South Branch Raritan River. This concert will be the last outdoor concert for the band until next year. The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of James P. Sheeley, Jr., last performed in Clinton at the Red Mill Museum Village in July of 2016.
The program for this concert, entitled “Marches, Movies and Musicals,” is sure to please audiences of all ages! It will likely include selections from “The Sound of Music,” “Les Misérables,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Star Wars,” the “Rosamunde Overture” by Franz Schubert, the “Manhattan Beach March” by John Philip Sousa, and the “Simple Gifts” Suite by Frank Ticheli.
Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs. The concert is free and open to the general public, although donations will be accepted to benefit the band, a non-profit group comprised entirely of volunteer musicians. In the event of inclement weather, the announcement to cancel will be made on the band’s website (whitehousewindsymphony.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/whitehousewind).
The ensemble was founded by conductor emeritus Casey Bork on April 15, 1996. It is dedicated to presenting the best in all varieties of wind band literature. 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 to enthusiastic audiences throughout central and northern New Jersey. It was recently voted the winner of the “Hunterdon Happening” list in the category of favorite musician/band for the third consecutive year. For more information, including information about future performances, please send an email to [email protected]
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission.