Greeting from The Blawenburg Band:

We are very pleased to announce that the Blawenburg Band is playing again!!  We will be performing at the Train Station in Hopewell (one of our favorite venues)  for 2 concerts.  ALSO…come and have music with your ice cream on the grass at the Ice Cream Social at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Ewing. See our performance schedule for more information. We hope to see you there!!

– Jerry Rife and The Blawenburg Band

We’re in need of musicians

The Band is currently looking for musicians who play percussion, tuba, or clarinet to join our ranks.

Upcoming Performances

Come see the band live! We perform at a variety of local venues, many free to the public.

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The Blawenburg Band

Living the Community Band Tradition

Founded in Blawenburg, New Jersey, in 1890, the Blawenburg Band is a community band – part of a great tradition that began when towns depended on their own people to provide live music. The Band is known as one of the oldest community bands in the state, and among the most active, playing about 20-25 concerts a year at holiday parades, community celebrations, church socials, and several of the nursing homes and retirement centers in the area.

The Band’s 75+ members come from all walks of life; they range in age from their teens to their nineties, and include teachers, high school and college students, research scientists, computer specialists, homemakers, active retirees, lawyers, doctors, and many more. Some players have had years of musical training and professional experience; others learned to play as schoolchildren and are dedicated amateurs. The members are alike in one way, however: they enjoy making music together.

Upcoming public performances

Nothing from December 3, 2021 to May 2, 2022.

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Musicians please see full schedule for performances not open to the public.

Band Management

Dr. Jerry Rife

Music Director & Conductor

Anthony Pappalardo

Assistant Director
Vice President and Booking Manager

Neal Azrolan

President

Susan Danser

Librarian

Alison Denis

Secretary

Tom DeFalco

Publicity

Jim Chiurazzi

Treasurer

Larry Tatsch

Manager

Kelsey Armstrong

Webmaster

Support the Band

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the generous support of our fans and the general public who enjoy our many concerts.  There are many ways you can support the band, including donating, joining as a musician, and following/sharing on social media.