Westfield Community Band Performances Begin June 28
The concerts take place in Mindowaskin Park.
The Westfield Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Connors, kicks off its centennial summer concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 in Mindowaskin Park.
Throughout this milestone season, the band will highlight music from all musical genres including marches, music from the early 20th century, marches, Broadway musicals and contemporary symphonic works amongst its many selections.
In the opening of their summer season, the band will feature its first of many Broadway musical highlights of the season including Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.” The 1956 Broadway hit was based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and relates the story of Eliza Doolittle. Well-known songs within the arrangement include, “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” and “I Could Have Danced All Night.”
Another musical feature includes “Pineapple Poll,” which is a Gilbert and Sullivan inspired comic ballet, based on a collection of Gilbert and Sullivan works from the late 1870’s, including the HMS Pinafore.
Additional selections for the evening include “Sea Songs,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the Fanfare from “Sinfonia No. IV,” by Bruce Yurko.
Admission is free and audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. The Westfield Community Band is sponsored by the Westfield Recreation Department, Bruce Kaufman, Director. For more information, please contact (908) 789-4080 or go to the band's website at westfieldcommunityband.com
Concerts are held on the gazebo in Mindowaskin Park, next to 425 East Broad Street, Westfield. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building, next to the park.
Performances will take place weekly through July 19, starting at 7:30 p.m.