The Blawenburg Band

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. We are one of the oldest community bands in the state, and among the most active. We play about 20-25 concerts a year at holiday parades, community celebrations, church socials, and several of the nursing homes and retirement centers in our area.

Our 75+ members come from all walks of life; they range in age from their teens to their nineties, and include teachers and students, research scientists and computer specialists, homemakers and active retirees, lawyers, doctors, and a documentary film maker. Some players have had years of musical training and professional experience. Others learned to play as schoolchildren, and are dedicated amateurs. We are alike in one way, however: We enjoy making music together.

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Upcoming performances

Upcoming Performances

Highlighted Performance Videos

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Band Management

  • Dr. Jerry Rife

    Music Director & Conductor

  • Neal Azrolan


  • Anthony Pappalardo

    Vice President and Booking Manager

  • Susan Danser


  • Alison Denis


  • Tom DeFalco


  • Robert Fluss


  • Larry Tatsch


  • Kelsey Armstrong


  • Steve Mekler