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John Palatucci

One of the New York metropolitan area’s most recognized professional musicians since 1978, John J. Palatucci is the Principal Euphonium of the NJWS.

Listen To The

Listen to the NJWS

The New Jersey Wind Symphony plays an arrangement by our Music Director, Chris Wilhjelm, of a little known late work of Tchaikovsky. Enjoy a live recording of the NJWS performance of March Militaire.

Meet The

Kim Laskowski, Associate Principal Bassoon with the NY Philharmonic and soloist on the NJWS February concert, believes that the best restaurant in NYC is her kitchen.  Find out more interesting facts about our soloists.


During the 2019 – 2020 concert season, the NJWS is inviting local community services organizations to be present at each concert to share their story and mission.  Please visit their table display at intermission and after the concert.

The NJWS Salutes our Community Connection
Bergen Volunteers

The NWJS is excited to have Bergen Volunteers join us at our Community Connections table in the lobby at our concert on Friday, February 7. They are doing incredible work in our community by offering a wide variety of programs ranging from their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program (offering IRS-certified free tax preparation to qualified individuals) to their CHORE program (providing handy services for the elderly and those with disabilities).

NJWS 2019 – 2020

NJWS 2019 Season

All of the wonderful music of New York City without the hassle of bridges, tunnels, and parking! The NJWS is proud to be bringing outstanding music and world-class musicians to you in our concert space in Ridgewood, New Jersey. .

Leelanee Sterrett
French Horn

Leelanee Sterrett, Acting Associate Principal Horn of the New York Philharmonic, joins the NJWS for this season opening concert.   The program will include Richard Strauss’  Horn Concerto No. 1 and a musical salute to the men and women of our Armed Forces past and present.

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Alan Baer - New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic Principal Tuba Player Alan Baer joins the NJWS for a night of great music to celebrate the holiday season.  Don’t miss the chance to be surrounded by local tuba and euphonium players serenading you in the holiday favorites performed annually at the TubaChristmas concert at Rockefeller Center.

Kim Laskowski

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Kim Laskowski, Associate Principal Bassoon of the New York Philharmonic,  headlines the third concert of the NJWS season. Music by local composers Joseph Turrin and Wayne Oquin will be featured on this program.

New York
Staff Band

New York Staff Band

The Salvation Army New York Staff Band will share the stage with the NJWS for this concert. The New York Staff Band represents the finest in brass band performance and is a sonic experience you will not want to miss.

12th Annual
Side By Side Concert

2020 Side By Side Concert

The season comes to a close with over 50 of the finest local high school wind, brass, and percussion students joining the New Jersey Wind Symphony in concert. This program will also feature the winner of the 2019 – 2020 Youth Soloist Competition now in its 15th year.

All American
Discover NJ Arts

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

NJ Dept. Of Human Services

The New Jersey Wind Symphony is a proud participant in the Families First Discovery Pass Program, a partnership between the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and the New Jersey Department of Health.