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Jan 04, 2022

Colts Neck Band Announces 2022 Concert Dates – REVISED

The Colts Neck Community Band is excited to announce its upcoming 20th season concert schedule. After being apart for more than a year, the band was delighted to play two evening performances early last summer, the first on the lawn of the stately Geraldine Thompson Mansion in Thompson Park, and the second at Bucks Mill Park before the July 4 fireworks. The group is looking forward to a full concert season in the winter and spring of 2022.

Mark your calendar for the Colts Neck Community Band concert at Colts Neck High School now scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17 (the original date was Thursday, February 10). As usual, the concert repertoire will mix music of various styles and eras and will offer something for everyone. Included in the concert will be “El Relicario” by Jose Padilla, “Three Ayres from Gloucester” by Hugh Stuart, “O Cool is the Valley” by Vincent Persichetti, “Midway March” by John Williams, Beatles and Mancini medleys, and two more recent works: John Williams’ music from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and Frank Ticheli’s “An American Elegy,” which was written in memory of those who died at Colombine High School in 1999.

In addition, the program offers two exciting compositions that are new on the wind band scene: “Journey Through Orion” by Julie Giroux, inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope, and “Quad City Stomp” by Michael Sweeney, a marvelous extravaganza of sound with driving percussion, clapping, stomping and other effects by the band.  

Due to the state executive order mandating face coverings in schools, masks will be required inside the school building for the duration of this event.

The band’s usual winter concert at Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan has been postponed due to the continued suspension of in-person concerts because of the pandemic.  

Looking ahead to the spring, the band will perform on Thursday, May 19 at Colts Neck High School and Friday, June 3 in the Activity Barn at Thompson Park in Lincroft.  

The Colts Neck Community Band has been hailed as one of the finest concert bands in the state of New Jersey and is under the guidance of its music director Kelly Tyma, with conductors Mel Chayette, David Crosby, Eric Robertshaw and Don Swinchoski. Admission to all concerts is free; donations are always appreciated. Visit ColtsNeckBand.org to learn more about the band, view the concert event schedule and sign up for the electronic newsletter.