NJWS Side By Side Concert

The NJWS 2024 Side By Side Concert offers students the opportunity to perform with NJWS band members on the final subscription concert of the season.


The New Jersey Wind Symphony is excited to host the 2024 Side-By-Side Concert featuring selected band students from area high schools in Northern New Jersey and surrounding New York area. We are looking for students who are highly motivated, skilled, and dedicated to take part. Band students grades 9-12 who are nominated by the teachers are eligible.


This concert will take place in conjunction with our Youth Soloist Competition performance on May 17, 2024, at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ.


Band Directors and Private Teachers are invited to recommend three students that you think are deserving of this opportunity. If you are a member of NJWS, you may nominate up to six students. In addition to being musically talented, students are expected to practice on their own and be able to attend scheduled rehearsals.

Information will also be on njwindsymphony.org.


All Side-By-Side students will rehearse four Monday evenings.

Get rehearsal directions here.

  • April 1 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Mahwah High School
  • April 8, May 6 and May 13 – 6:00pm-7:30pm at Midland Park High School, Midland Park, NJ
  • Dress Rehearsal May 16 – 6:30pm-7:45pm at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Concert May 17 – 7:00pm call time at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ

There will be a participation fee of $35 due at the first rehearsal for all students who are selected to perform. Payment can be made via CASH or CHECK made out to NJWS.

This year we are excited to be joined by composer/conductor Rossano Galante.


Teachers, please complete the application form online or paper copies by MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024.

On-line Form Link Here

Form via email: mikertc1977@gmail.com

Form via mail (postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2024)
mail to Mike Connor North Bergen High School
7417 Kennedy Blvd.
North Bergen, NJ 07047


Questions, please contact LAURIE KUNZLE, kunzlemusic@gmail.com or MIKE CONNOR, mikertc1977@gmail.com

We look forward to making music with your students!