Sousa Spectacular

     Friday October 29
West Side Presbyterian Church

The NJWS opens its 2021 – 2022 season with a concert spotlighting works from John Philip Sousa. You will hum along with familiar marches and hear some lesser known works from The March King, including “President Garfield’s Inauguration March”. With another nod to presidential inaugurations, the program will also include “No Finer Calling” by composer Julie Giroux. The “Integrity Fanfare and March” from this composition was performed by the U.S. Marine Band at the inauguration of President Biden.


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Max Taylor
Principal Piccolo

Max Taylor is in his twenty-second year of teaching music in the state of New Jersey. He attended Clayton School District where he participating in various honors ensembles, including Region Band and NJ All State Band. After high school, he attended Seton Hall University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, and West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. During college he studied flute with Peggy Schecter, Emily Swartley Newbold and Bart Feller of the New Jersey Symphony. Read More


John Palatucci
Principal Euphonium

John Palatucci is a performing musician on euphonium and trombone as well as a singer, conductor, clinician, an adjudicator and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and a Master of Arts degree in music performance from Montclair State College of New Jersey as well as a Master of Education degree in educational leadership with all accompanying certificates and licenses from NJ EXCEL. Making his New York solo debut in 1983, from 1986-2005 he served the famous Goldman Memorial Band of NYC as principal euphonium, featured soloist, conductor, and business manager. Read More


President Garfield’s Inauguration
Max Taylor
No Finer Calling
Boccacio Overture
Seeker’s Scherzo
Danse Bacchanale
They Are There!
Mikado March
Chorale and Shaker Dance
God Bless America
John Palatucci

John Philip Sousa
Felix Bpisson arr Andy Isca
Piccolo Soloist
Julie Giroux
James M. Stephenson
Franz von Suppe arr Veenendaal
Zhou Tian
Camille Saint-Saens
Charles Ives arr. J. B. Sinclair
John Philip Sousa
John P. Zdechlik
Irving Berlin
Euphonium and Vocal Soloist

Program Subject To Change.

Program Audio

All New Jersey Wind Symphony Subscription Concerts are held at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ.  West Side Presbyterian Church is fully ADA compliant providing handicap accessible entry to the concert venue as well as bathroom facilities. Important signage and directions are presented in braille.