If you enjoyed our first annual Community Band Festival in September, 2019, you’ll be thrilled to learn that we’re doing it again!

On Sunday, June 6th, Morris Plains will be hosting an all-day festival of town bands. Seventeen bands from several communities of northern New Jersey will each be performing a short concert at Community Park.  There will be traditional concert bands, jazz bands, a Philadelphia “Mummers” style string band a traditional British-style brass band, a German “Oom Pah” band and a brass choir.  

The bands will perform one after another on the lawn between the softball fields on the Ron Brown Field side of Community Park. Each will perform a concert of their signature works – music that displays the strengths of their group, whether it’s classical, jazz, marches, patriotic music or favorites from Broadway and Hollywood.

There is no admission charge for the event and there will be food and refreshments available for purchase. There is plenty of free parking at the park, so bring your lawn chair or blanket and plan on an enjoyable day of music!  Rain date is the following Sunday, June 13th.  More details will be available on the Borough of Morris Plains web site as we get closer to the date.

This special event is being sponsored by The Morris Plains Community Band. To learn more about the Morris Plains Community Band, contact Larry Ripley at 973-998-1081 or larryripley@verizon.net ;  or just get that horn out of the closet and stop in at the Morris Plains Community Center some Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00. 

Community Band Festival Sunday June 6 2021