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– September 12th, 2016

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JOHN BASILONE CONCERT – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
THE THEATER AT RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Route 28 and Raritan Valley College Drive, Branchburg, NJ

7 O’Clock P.M. – Free Admission – Tickets are required (see below)

The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band is honored to be performing at the 2016 John Basilone Concert at 7PM on Saturday, September 17th.

The concert will feature a program of fun and exciting music, including “Armed Forces Salute”, “The Blue and the Gray (Civil War Suite)” and “America the Beautiful”.

Bring your family and friends!

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

You must have a ticket to attend – Concert Tickets are FREE
They are available starting August 12th – Maximum of 4 per Household
Tickets can be obtained through The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
There are 3 ways to obtain tickets
Visit The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (Route 28 Branchburg) M-F 11 AM – 4 PM
Call the Theatre at (908) 725-3420. There is a $1 charge per ticket when ordering by phone
Send a self addressed stamped envelope to Theatre at “RVCC, PO Box 3300 Somerville NJ 08876”
Make sure to say how many tickets you need.

 

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SPRING CONCERT – SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016
BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN HIGH SCHOOL
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 Spring Concert at 3PM on Sunday, April 17th. The theme of the concert will be “And Now for Something Completely Different” and will feature a program of intriguing and fascinating music, including Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter” (featuring past RVSB conductor Dr. William Berz as our typewriter soloist), a piece by P.D.Q. Bach and the world premiere of “In the Most Silent Hour”, a new piece commissioned by the RVSB.

Another highlight of the concert will be our own Dr. Sumner performing the clarinet solo on “Concertino Ridicolo”, a theatrical novelty piece about the trials of a poor soloist trying to perform for his audience, but the local janitor keeps getting in the way.

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.

For more information call (908) 359-3136 or visit our website:

http://www.rvsb.org (Directions available on our website)

We look forward to seeing you there

 

– January 27th, 2016

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RARITAN VALLEY SYMPHONIC BAND
CHILDREN’S CONCERT – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016


BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN HIGH SCHOOL
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

RARITAN VALLEY SYMPHONIC BAND
HOLIDAY CONCERT – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015
BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN HIGH SCHOOL
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 Amazon.com donate a small percentage of all purchases made on their website to the RVSB.  Simple register for this program by clicking on http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3516620 and shop on smile.amazon.com.  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.

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