Saturday, November 17, 2012

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band 2012 Winter Concert

From the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band press release:
Bridgewater, N.J., November 18, 2012— The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band (RVSB) will present its annual winter concert on Sunday, November 18, 2012 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 Lawrence C. Markiewicz, Director of Bands at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, the band will perform a concert titled, “Seasonal Sounds”. The band will kick off the holiday season during this program by performing “A Hanukkah Festival,” arranged by N.J. composer Chris M. Bernatos, as well as Leroy Andersons’ “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride”. Featured songs will also include “Poet and the Peasant” by Viennese composer Franz Von Suppe and Henry Fillmore’s “The Footlifter March”.

For the first time the RVSB will feature its own talented musicians as soloists during 2012-2013 concert season. At the “Seasonal Sounds” concert, Basil Magro, principal tubist, will showcase his agility and highly refined technique as he performs “From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific” by Herbert L. Clarke.

This concert is 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 administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program. The Band is sponsored by the Jointure for Community Adult Education and by contributions from local businesses, corporations, foundations and private citizens. For more information about the concert, becoming a sponsor, to request assistance for persons with disabilities, or to inquire about joining the Band, consult the Band’s website at, or call 908-359-3136.

Please note -- 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, TGI Friday's restaurant at the Somerville Circle in Bridgewater will be sponsoring a fundraiser for the RVSB on Tuesday, November 20th. Simply dine at the restaurant between 5PM and 10PM, and 10% of your check will be donated to the Band. No flyer needed!
Photographs from the 2011 RVSB Holiday Concert courtesy of Susan Gulliford.

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