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 designation 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 29, 2023 at Byrne Plaza (3400 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260) with a rain date of Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm. The community band will only rehearse prior to the performance on Friday, July 28, 2023 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 29, 2022. The performance will be conducted by Dr. Joshua E. Long, PhD.
Instrumentalists please register below. The nominal fee for your involvement in the performance will provide delivery of music, a shirt for the event, and the participation at the venue. For the event you will need your instrument (percussionists we will have some equipment), music stand, chair, music that was delivered to you, comfortable clothes (avoid glittery, sparkly, or bright colors) 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.
The community band will be outside, thus there will be plenty of room at Byrne Plaza for instrumentals to social distance if there are any provisions needed during rehearsals and the performance. Music will be delivered via electronic means to ensure contactless delivery. Of course we will take any precautions necessary to stay safe!
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 interesting in sponsoring and promoting community band appreciation through the Annual Band By The Sea Event, please CONTACT US. Thank you to the sponsors below who have been very helpful with our initiative!
Participation nominal fee will provide delivery of music, a shirt for the event, and the participation at the venue. If you have any questions prior, during, or after the registration process, please do not hesitate to CONTACT US!