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West Orange Community Band to Perform at OSPAC Aug. 21

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Community Band will hold its premier concert on Aug. 21 at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, Boland Drive, beginning at 7:30 pm.


The newly-formed band is led by Steve Kimmons and features several West Orange residents, including parents, former WOHS graduates, and even music teacher Andrea Rommel.  The band is made possible through the West Orange Recreation Department.


The free event will feature "The Jazzy Ladies," Fran Testa and Lynette Sheard, from 7:30 - 8:15. The band will begin at 8:15 and will perform the following:


Handel in the Strand, Grainger 

Washington Post, Sousa

Chicago Tribune, Chambers 

William Tell Overture, Rossini/Leidzen 

Hungarian Dance No. 5, Brahms/Laurendeau

Mock Morris, Grainger 

Troika, Prokofiev/Curnow 

Chester, Schuman 

National Emblem, Bagley


The Band is comprised of the following members:



Virginia Blacker*

Eva Curtis*

Susan DeFurianni*

Catherine Florio*

Laurie Florio*

Vicki Marino*

Allison Russo*

Stevie Tryson*



Mackenzie Miller

Amy Nyberg



Richard Bookbinder*

Carol Boysen*

Ed Goellner

Pete Grice*

Dorothy Panhorst*

Ann Pollack*

Tom Williams*



Kristin Buemi

Alexander Perlaza


Alto Saxophone

Ben Cole*

Tom Vilardi*


Tenor Saxophone

Dan Hodge*


Baritone Saxophone

Larry Zeller*



Chris Bleeke

Al DeFurianni*

David Montague

Tyler Perillo

Jonathan Ridley

Sage Shiraishi

Dan Sugarman



Zack Arenstein*

Ed Black*

Jacob Carino*

Jessica DiCicco



David Gleaner

Lingard Knutson

David New*

Will Newrock

Christian Tanion

Matt Weinshank*



Andrea Rommel*

Bill Sullivan*



Ralph Ciotti

Larry Hoffer*



Brian Gould*

Chris Stuhlmiller*

David Stuhlmiller


In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the auditorium at Liberty Middle School, One Kelly Drive, same date and time.




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Cynthia Cumming
Aug. 18, 2019