Morris Plains will strike up the band for a Hurray for Hollywood concert on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
The 6:30 pm show by the Community Band will feature selections from the silver screen as well as other musical favorites.
This 30-piece band is directed by Larry Ripley, the third member of his family to lead this community ensemble. The group performs monthly, often for nursing homes and seniors groups, performing easy-to-play popular tunes.
Founded in 1888 by blacksmith Larry Monahan, the band originally was titled the L. Monahan Memorial Band.
That version disbanded in 1953, and was reborn in 2015 as the Morris Plains Community Band.
Now, musicians of all levels in the Morris Plains community have the opportunity to play again. Members range from ages 12-75, playing music tailored to their abilities and busy schedules.
Because this evening concert will be outside in Roberts Garden Park, at Glenbrook Road and Mountain Way in Morris Plains, a rain date of Wednesday, June 7, has been set, in case the weather is not accommodating.