Greeting from The Blawenburg Band:

We want you to know that we are still here and have not forgotten our dear audience members during the pandemic. We are very eager to get back together and play for all of you once it is safe for all. We are planning some very exciting and fun music for you.

If it is safe to do so, we would like to perform some concerts over the summer this year. That will most certainly be a reunion we will all cherish.
In addition, we are tentatively planning a Holiday Concert for December 2021. We will let you know exactly when that will be as soon as we have a date.
Finally, we are currently planning our next Anniversary Concert for May 15, 2022.

Please check back on this website and on our Facebook page for any additional information and updates regarding our performances.
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.

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Become a member

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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

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August 2, 2021
  • Hopewell Train Station Summer Series August 2, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Pl, Hopewell, NJ 08525, USA
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August 16, 2021
  • Hopewell Train Station Summer Series August 16, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Pl, Hopewell, NJ 08525, USA
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August 22, 2021
  • Ice Cream Social August 22, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ewing Covenant Presbyterian Church, 100 Scotch Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08628, USA
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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


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, joining as a musician, and following/sharing on social media.