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 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

May 17, 2020
  • Anniversary Concert May 17, 2020  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hopewell Valley Central High School, 259 Pennington Titusville Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534, USA

    This event is open to the public. Donations are welcome at the door.

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May 24, 2020
  • Hopewell Memorial Day Parade May 24, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm West Broad Street, W Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525, USA
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June 7, 2020
  • Annual Boy Scout Troop 46 Strawberry Festival June 7, 2020  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Montgomery Township Lower Middle School

    Montgomery Township Lower Middle School
    373 Burnt Hill Road
    Skillman, NJ 08558

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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

Robert Fluss

Treasurer

Larry Tatsch

Manager

Webmaster

Steve Mekler

Photographer

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.