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– January 27th, 2016

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600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, NJ (West of Bridgewater Commons Mall)
3 O’Clock P.M. Free Admission

The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band will be presenting its annual Children’s Concert on Sunday, February 7th at 3PM at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
The theme of the concert, for children ages two to ten, is “Showcase of Sounds,” and will feature music
that will help children learn about the various instruments in the band, including Bugler’s Holiday, Dance of the Reed Pipes from The Nutcracker Suite (flutes), Clarinet Candy and Lassus Trombone.
The concert will be approximately forty-five minutes long, followed by a musical instrument “petting zoo”.

Admission is free. (Donations are gratefully appreciated.)




– December 14th, 2015

600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, NJ (West of Bridgewater Commons Mall)
3 O’Clock P.M. Free Admission

The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band cordially invites you to attend our annual Holiday Concert at 3PM on Sunday, December 20th. The theme of the concert will be “Home for the Holidays” and will feature a program of seasonal sounds and classic holiday tunes, including “Parade of the Tin Soldiers”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Trumpeter’s Lullaby” and many more.  Bring your family and friends!

This concert will be under the musical direction of the Band’s Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr. Christopher Sumner.

Admission is free. (Donations are gratefully appreciated.)

We will again be selling ShopRite gift cards at this concert (cash/check only). This is a great way to support the RVSB. Just purchase the gift cards at face value ($20, $25, $50 or $100) and use them at any ShopRite. The band receives a percentage of all gift card purchases.

Also, if you plan to do any holiday (or other) shopping online, you can have donate a small percentage of all purchases made on their website to the RVSB.  Simple register for this program by clicking on and shop on  This website is exactly the same as the regular Amazon website — same prices, discounts, etc. — but with the added bonus of the charitable donation to the Band.

For more information call (908) 359-3136


– October 15th, 2015

March Madness

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Presents March Madness

A special program of marches and melodies

Bridgewater, N.J., October 25, 2015—The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band (RVSB) will present its fall concert, Sunday October 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Bridgewater-Raritan High School auditorium. The school is located at 600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey. Admission is free and open to the public.

Under the musical direction of Dr. Christopher G. Sumner, this concert titled “March Madness” will kick off the bands’ 2015-2016 concert season. The program will include “The Symphonic Marches” by John Williams, featuring the popular tunes “The Raiders March, The Imperial March, Olympic Fanfare and Theme”. Another well-known piece to be performed will be “MetaMarch”. Composed by Steven Bryant in 2003, this piece was commissioned by the RVSB in celebration of its twentieth anniversary. Additional works include, “Coronation March” by G. Meyerbeer, and “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March” by Karl L. King. The band will also perform “Moorside March” from “A Moorside Suite” by Gustav Holst.

more information in the Press Release here.









Our concerts are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and are administered by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission through the State/ County Partnership Local Arts Program.