Mercer County Symphonic Band Performs May 15
WINDSOR, N.J. -- The Mercer County Symphonic Band will perform its annual
Spring Concert at Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor campus of Mercer
County Community College on Thursday evening, May 15 at 8 p.m. The band
is celebrating its 28th season this year. Admission is free.
performance will offer a variety of musical styles including the Overture
to Candide by Leonard Bernstein, a George Gershwin medley, the Symphonic
Overture by American composer Charles Carter, works for band by British
composers Ralph Vaughn Williams, Sir William Walton, and Gustav Holst,
and transcriptions of orchestral compositions by Richard Wagner, Franz
von Suppe, and Jacques Offenbach, along with a selection of traditional
The band has earned a reputation for high quality, entertaining performances,
and plays to packed houses at its annual winter and spring concerts. It
also performs at area retirement communities and at special events, including
town functions such as the Cranbury Fourth-of-July fireworks celebration.
More than 300 area musicians have participated in the band over the past
Dr. Louis Woodruff, music director, says "The band captures the essence
of the community. It involves musicians spanning 75 years in age who are
dedicated to a shared artistic mission." The band rehearses Monday
evenings on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College.
For more information contact the Music Department at 609-586-3735.
The band is supported by Mercer County Community College with funding
from The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant
provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.