The renowned Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) will celebrate America’s birthday with a free summer gazebo concert called “America and Her Music.” The performances will feature an array of popular and patriotic songs.
The concert will be take place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9th at Ginty Field, 50 Woodland Avenue in Morris Township, New Jersey. Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for the open-air musical extravaganza. The concerts will feature patriotic sing-alongs including American Salute by Morton Gould; Gee, Officer Krupe from “West Side Story;” An American Fanfare by Rick Kirby; This Is My Country, arranged by Jerry Brubaker; The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa and many more.
HWS music director Matthew Paterno of Parsippany, remarked, “America and her music have grown side by side throughout history. The melodies that tell our country’s stories are woven into the very fabric of our nation.”
The 85-member Hanover Wind Symphony is one of only a handful of community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey and provides a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The orchestra is comprised exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Its mission is to bring music to people and people to music. For further information about the HWS summer gazebo series, visit www.hanoverwinds.org.