Band Performs Annual Summer Concert Series

Westfield, NJ. - The band will present its 112th annual Summer Concert Series on THURSDAYS, June 20, 27, July 4 and 11, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at Mindowaskin Park, East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. The band will perform classical, Broadway and contemporary selections, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sousa, Gilbert & Sullivan and others. Bring chairs and blankets. Rain site is Westfield Municipal Building, located next to the park.

The band highlighted its 2023 concert season (the band's 111th season) with a special performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The band performed the complete Robert Russell Bennett arrangement of "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin, and Clare Grundman's "An Irish Rhapsody". The band's performance was part of the Symphonic Series for Bands and Orchestras.

The band first performed in Mindowaskin Park in 1918 when the park first opened to the public. This season, the band celebrates the 20th anniversary season for the band's conductor and music director, Dr. Thomas N. Connors.

All of the band's concerts are free to the public.

The band encourages experienced area musicians to consider joining the band, which rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield. For further information, please contact the band at or contact band manager Barry Rosenberg at 908-337-9073.

The Westfield Community Band is sponsored in part by the Westfield Recreation Department, Megan Schaffer, Director. This concert is also made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.