While promoting awareness of the “Golden Age of Bands” (1880 – 1930), when American instrumental bands were emerging in local towns, this performance will pay tribute to the community bands who would welcome visitors as they would arrive at the beach. Fast forwarding to today, The Wildwoods of New Jersey have continued to be a special destination for many and this performance is designed to support community band appreciation and provide high quality music making opportunities for performers and meaningful communication through music for the audience by the sea.
Any brass, woodwind, and percussion instrumentalists, regardless of age and ability, can participate in the community band. Instrumentalists will rehearse together one day prior to the performance and will be provided music the month before the event. Each year it is fun to see familiar faces and make new musician friends from various other bands while of course entertaining audience members who are very welcome to enjoy the annual performance!
The annual Community Band by the Sea performance will take place at 7:00 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2024 at Byrne Plaza (3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260) with a rain date of Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 12:00 pm. The community band will only rehearse prior to the performance on Friday, July 26, 2024 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm with a half hour setup prior at Byrne Plaza. Band performance call time will be 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2024. The performance will be conducted by Dr. Joshua E. Long, PhD.
Instrumentalists must register below. The nominal fee for your involvement in the performance will provide delivery of music, a shirt for the event, and participation at the venue. For the event you will need your instrument (percussionists we will have some equipment but we will coordinate with you prior to the event), music stand, chair, music that was delivered to you, comfortable clothes (avoid glittery, sparkly, or bright colors), khaki shorts for the concert, plenty of water, and your smile!
The performance will feature standard wind band literature. Please message for a complete list of pieces to be performed.
We cannot say this statement enough; our main goal is to bring music into the community. Therefore, we want and NEED you, come share your talent, dust off your brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument and be a part of LIVE music! We will have fun making music together!!
If you are interested in sponsoring and promoting historic community band appreciation through the annual Community Band By The Sea performance, please CONTACT US. Thank you to the sponsors below who have been very helpful with our initiative!
By registering you are agreeing to the use of any images or recordings captured during the performance to be used for advertising and sharing about the event.
Nominal performance fee will provide delivery of music, a shirt for the event, and participation at the venue. If you have any questions prior, during, or after the registration process, please do not hesitate to CONTACT US!