NJWS 2018 – 2019 Season

Made In America

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Featured Soloist

Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart – Flute

Prelude Concert
7:30PM

 New Jersey City University Symphony of Winds and Percussion
Patrick Burns, Director 

Don’t miss the opening concert of the NJWS 2018 – 2019 season, “Made in America”, featuring music by celebrated American composers.  The NJWS will also be performing works of Leonard Bernstein  whose centenary is being observed around the world.

Because of the Brave

Sunday, November 11, 2018
3:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

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Featured Soloists

Kristin Plumley – Soprano

Richard Summers – Clarinet

Prelude Concert
2:30PM

Hackensack High School Band – Lisa MacVicar, Director

The NJWS celebrates and honors all who have served. Marches by John Philip Sousa and E.F. Goldman, a festive arrangement of our National Anthem and a musical salute to all the men and women of our Armed Forces past and present will be featured.

Kristen Plumley
Richard Summers

Ridgewood TubaChristmas III

Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

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Prelude Concert
7:30PM

Brookside Middle School – Colette Mather, Director

Featured Soloists

Michael Salzman – Narrator/Tuba

Robert Sacchi – Tuba

It’s not only a holiday favorite, but it’s now a NJWS tradition. Michael Salzman will return as narrator and tuba soloist. The NJWS will be joined by tuba and euphonium musicians from the area who will be playing selections that are traditionally performed annually at the TubaChristmas concert at Rockefeller Center.

Michael Salzman
Bob Sacchi

Taste of Tanglewood

Friday, February 8, 2019
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

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Prelude Concert
7:30PM

 Hawthorne High School Band – Keith Williams, Director

Featured Soloists

Gregory Landes – Percussion
Garah Landes – Piano
Ron Levy – Piano
Richard Summers – Clarinet

The NJWS will feature music by American composers who have been closely associated with Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony.  Music by Aaron Copland and John Williams will be presented as well as works by Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin.

Ron Levy
Greg and Garah Landes
Richard Summers

11th Annual Side By Side

Friday, May 10, 2019
8:00PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

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Featured Soloist

Youth Soloist Competition Winner
Lois Hicks Wozniak – Saxophone

Lois Hicks Wozniack

Prelude Concert
7:30PM

Northern Valley Old Tappan High School Band – Amy Wilcox, Director

The 2018 – 2019 season comes to a close with over 50 of the finest High School wind, brass and percussion students from northern New Jersey joining the New Jersey Wind Symphony in concert. This program will also feature the winner of the 2018 – 2019 Youth Soloist Competition now in its 11th year.