Strike up the bands! Community Band Festival coming to Morris Plains, Sept. 15

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From the Morris Plains Community Band:

If you enjoy listening to amateur community bands, you’ll love this event!

Starting at 1 pm on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, Morris Plains will host an all-afternoon festival of town bands.

CYMBALS OF AUTHORITY: The Morris Plains Community Band, Aug. 11, 2019. Photo by Dave Sullivan

Bands from several communities across northern New Jersey each will perform a short concert at Community Park. There will be traditional concert bands, jazz bands and even smaller chamber groups such as brass choirs.

Eleven bands will perform one after another on the lawn between the baseball fields of Community Park, 51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains.

Each will feature a concert of their signature works – music that displays the strengths of their group, whether it’s classical, jazz, marches, patriotic music or favorites from Broadway and Hollywood.

Larry Ripley conducts the Morris Plains Community Band, Aug. 11, 2019. Photo by Dave Sullivan

Bands will hail from Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Boonton, Chatham, Denville, Montville and Morris Plains.

Admission and parking are free, and food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and plan on an enjoyable afternoon of music! Rain date is the following Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

This special event is sponsored by the Morris Plains Community Band. For more information or to learn more about the Morris Plains Community Band, contact Larry Ripley, 973-998-1081, or just get that horn out of the closet and stop by the Morris Plains Community Center some Wednesday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm.

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