Greeting from The Blawenburg Band:

We want you to know that we are still here and have not forgotten our dear audience members during these turbulent times. Our last rehearsal of 2020 was March 2nd, and we are really eager to get back together once it is safe for all.

While we were not able to present our 130th-Anniversary Concert last May, we are tentatively planning the gala 131st-Anniversary Concert for sometime in the fall of 2021. That will most certainly be a reunion we will all cherish. We will let you know exactly when that will be as soon as we have a date.

Until then we wish you and your family a safe and healthy winter and spring.

– 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.

Make a Donation

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Become a member

The Blawenburg Band is always looking for musicians to become new members. Contact us or click below for more info.

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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

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


Susan Danser


Alison Denis


Tom DeFalco


Robert Fluss


Larry Tatsch



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, purchasing our CD’s, joining as a musician, and following/sharing on social media.