Announcement: Conductor Search

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maplewood Community Music is seeking applications for a musical director/conductor to assume leadership of the Maplewood Community Concert Band beginning in July in preparation for the 2014-15 season. All interested candidates should access the job description for further details and submit all materials requested via the application form by April 30.

Upcoming Events

All performances & rehearsals are FREE and open to the public!

  • Children's Concert & Music Blast Off! (FREE)
    ♪ Saturday, April 12, 2014  [ Poster (pdf) ~ Poster (jpg) ]
       3 - 4 p.m. Classical Concert
       4 - 5 p.m. Music Blast Off!

       Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood [map]
    ♪ A FREE concert of classical music designed for K-12 students and their families
    ♪ A great event for students picking their first band instrument
    ♪ Our first ever, Music Blast Off! — music activities for kids of all ages!
    • instrument demonstrations,
    • instrument zoo,
    • music games
    • and more!

  • Do you have a band instrument that is way beyond repair?
    We are seeking band instruments that are considered junk and cannot be repaired. These instruments will be made available at our upcoming Children's Music Activities Event on April 12 (see below). School age children will have the opportunity to handle instruments without playing them or causing damage. If you can help us or know of another source, please contact Kerrie Hurford. Thank you!

  • Annual Maplewood Community Music Fundraiser
    ♪ Rescheduled -- Check back for more details.

Regular Events

Swing Town Rehearsals Always Open to the Public
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave, Maplewood [map]
Come by and enjoy the sweet jazz sounds of Swing Town
Maplewood's only community big band!
Dancing encouraged! Check our calendar for any last minute cancellations.

Calling All Musicians!

Join the Maplewood Community Concert Band
We welcome all hobbyist woodwind, brass and percussion musicians. Pros & semi-pros, too!
All skill levels my join -- high school level playing experience recommended.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays (September - July), 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave, Maplewood [map]
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Recent Events

October 12, 2013 - Maplewood Community Music's jazz combo plays for the crowd at Maplewood's HarvestFest.

Maplewood Community Music jazz combo plays for the crowd at HarvestFest

Members of the combo from left: Peter Carbonara (guitar), Phil King (drums), Bill Tally (keyboard), Ben Williams (trombone) and Dwight West (vocals).

May 27, 2013 - Maplewood Community Music members play in Maplewood Memorial Day Parade.

Maplewood Community Music members perform in the Memorial Day Parade

Members of the band from left: Stephen Rodner (trombone), Anita Hogan (clarinet), Ben Williams (trombone), Leah Van Doornik (snare drum),
Thomas Richardson (clarinet), Evan Hogan (bass drum), Susan Dillon (trombone), and Kerrie Hurford (alto saxophone).

May 7, 2013 - Maplewood Community Music members play at a "Groove on Grove" event at Marshall School in South Orange.

Members of the Community Band at 2013 Groove on Grove at Marshall School

Members of the ensemble from left: Ilena Kasdan (piccolo/flute), Anne Miller (oboe), Kerrie Hurford (alto saxophone),
Irv Lustig (baritone saxophone), Ben Williams (trombone), Jim George (clarinet), and Sue Kaplan (clarinet).

April 24, 2013 -- Maplewood Community Band performs 3rd annual Children's Concert to SRO!

The Community Band at 2013 Children's Concert

The audience enjoyed selections from opera and Broadway classics like Carmen and Les Misérables

»  Open Positions  «

The Community Concert Band is open to all interested adult amateur and out-of-practice musicians. We welcome all woodwind, brass and percussion musicians with at least high school level playing experience. College and high school music students, we want you too! Please refer to Open Positions for more information.

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Musicians Needed

Join the
Community Concert Band
at any time!

We welcome all instruments!
No auditions!

Our band is growing and
we are in special need of:

  • Oboe
  • English Horn
  • Bb Clarinets
  • Eb Clarinet
  • Alto Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Trumpets
  • Horns
  • Bass Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion (drums & mallets)
  • Keyboard

(Wind Quintet)

Immediate openings:

  • Oboe

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