NJWS 2019 – 2020 Season

Sunday  November 3, 2019
3:30 PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
3:00 PM

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

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Featured Soloist

Leelanee Sterrett
Acting Associate Principal Horn, New York Philharmonic

The NJWS opens its 37th season with soloist Leelanee Sterrett, Acting Associate Principal of the New York Philharmonic performing Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1. The NJWS will salute all the men and women of our Armed Forces past and present with music that celebrates Veterans Day.

Sunday  December 8, 2019
7:30PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
7:00 PM

 Mahwah High School Band
Jeff Bittner, Director 

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Featured Soloist

Alan Baer
Principle Tuba, New York Philharmonic

A holiday favorite, 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. The NJWS will  bring “New York to You” with featured soloist, Alan Baer, Principal Tuba of the New York Philharmonic.

Friday  February 7, 2020
8:00 PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
7:30 PM

 Ramapo High School Band
Jacqueline Sarracco, Director 

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Featured Soloist

Kim Laskowski
Associate Principal Bassoon, New York Philharmonic

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 Ocquin will be featured on this program.

Friday March 20, 2020
8:00 PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
7:30 PM

 Brooklawn Middle School Band
Joseph Stella, Director 

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Featured Guest Ensemble

The Salvation Army 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.

Friday, May 8, 2020
8:00 PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
6 Monroe Street
Ridgewood, NJ

Prelude Concert
7:30 PM

 Hawthorne High School Band
Keith Williams, Director 

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Featured Soloist

Youth Soloist Competition Winner

Guest Musicians

Side By Side Participants

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.