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Bushel 0' Brass  Quartet of Eb alto horns (peckhorns: four pecks = one bushel)   The sound of the group is suited for background music at any small, not-too-formal gathering.  Much of the music (all of which is arranged specifically for the group) is done in the barbershop style and includes tunes from the era associated with the origins of barbershop, however the ever-growing repertoire includes a wide range of styles and tunes.  Membership is by invitation (interested persons should inquire).  Ages of group range from 18 to 65+, and include a wide range of career and musical backgrounds.  
Website: http://www.bushelobrass.com  Email: topbrass@bushelobrass.com (listing updated 05-2009)

The Chatham Community Band embodies the tradition of the community band in American culture. We provide benefit to the community through performance, education, entertainment, and social action. We offer an enriching and educational experience for musicians of all abilities who have an interest in the joy of making music. Through our concerts we reach out to a broad range of audiences, many of whom cannot afford to pay for live entertainment or who, because of age or disability, cannot attend other conventional performances. If you are interested in learning more about our band or becoming a member, please visit our website or send us an email.
Website: http://www.chathamcommunityband.org  Emaill form@chathamcommunityband.org (listing updated 12/11)

Chatham Jazz Ensemble performs big band and swing music of the 1930's and 1940's era.  This includes the music of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Ther Doirsey Brothers, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Doc Severinsen, and Sammy Nestico.
Website: http://www.ccb-jazz.org  (listing updated 02-2014)

The Colonial Musketeers Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps of Hackettstown, NJ is a traditional ancient fife and drum corps with members ranging in age from 19 years old to  ???  Our uniforms represent the Revolutionary War era, and we play standard traditional fife and drum music.  We play fifes, rope tension snare drums, and barrel bass drums, and we have a color guard.
Website:http://www.fifedrum.org/cmsa/  Emaill: mailto:cmsa.drummer@gmail.com (listing updated 06-2009)

Community - Music e-mail List Email-list supports topics of interest to community band and orchestra musicians; web resources include a compiled list of Community Bands in the US and around the world. Bill Anderson is the list owner; Jim McIntyre and John Williams are co-administrators.
Website: http://www.c-m-online.org  Emaill: c-m-owner@yahoogroups.com (listing updated 05-2009)

The Franklin Band is NJ's oldest community band (organized 1870) and has continued to perform traditional and contemporary concert and march music for over a century. Our membership is comprised of volunteer musicians from talented eighth graders through senior citizens residing in Sussex County, NJ and beyond. There are no auditions or membership dues, and all instrumentalists are welcome. We rehearse every Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the music room at Wallkill Valley Regional High School. Whether you would like to perform with the concert band or on the street with our marching band (or both!), we have a place for you.
Website: http://www.franklinband.org  Emaill: franklinband@embarqmail.com (listing updated 06-2009)

Roxbury Arts Alliance, since 1997,  has actively promoted an appreciation of the arts in Roxbury Township and the surrounding areas.  During this time, we have hosted coffee houses, cocoa houses (for elementary & middle school aged performers), poetry readings, fine arts festivals, and  childrens concets. For the past 5 years, in cooperation with the Recreation Dept we have sponsored  a free Summer Concert Series.  We award scholarships every year to graduating high school seniors who pursue an arts-related education in college. On June 5th 2009 we will open the Investors Savings Bank Theatre at the Roxbury Performing Arts Center aka RoxPAC. The Roxbuy Arts Alliance will operate this venue located at the Horseshoe Lake complex as "road house" inviting musical and dramatic artists to perform. In addition we hope to sponsor childrens and adult dramatic classes.   
Website:whttp://www.roxburyartsalliance.org   Email: president@roxburyartsalliance.org (listing updated 05-2009)

Slate Belt Band  The Slate Belt Band is devoted to the Slate Belt, Pennsylvania area, and aims to provide concerts for non-profit organizations and celebrations that are held within that community. It is a concert band that plays indoors and out. The band plays various styles of music that include many marches as well as big band, showtunes, and other styles of music. Rehearsals are every Wednesday night from 7:30-9:00pm at the Roseto American Legion, 143 Garibaldi Ave,, Roseto, PA 18013. Everyone is welcome to drop by and take part in our rehearsals.
Website:  http://www.slatebeltband.org  Email:  slatebeltband@gmail.com (listing updated 08-2011)

Stone Soup Symphony  The Stone Soup Symphony is an open community orchestra based in Hackettstown, New Jersey. We provide local musicians a fun, non-competitive environment where they can learn, grow, and perform music together for their community.  If you are interested in joining us, please email and tell us your name, what instrument(s) you play, a contact phone number, and email address. If you prefer, you can also call  Rob Adams at (908) 509-1047.  
Website:  http://www.stonesoupsymphony.org  Email: music@stonesoupsymphony.org (listing updated 08-2010)

Warren County Community Singers The Warren County Community Singers is a non-audition adult and high school community chorus along with a children's chorus. They rehearse in Washington on Tuesday evenings and perform in both Washington and Hackettstown in December and May. Rehearsals begin in September and January respectively. They award two $500 scholarships in May to Warren County students pursuing an education in music.
Website: http://www.wcsingers.org Email: singers@goes.com (listing updated 05-2009)

The Westfield Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Connors, is a 65 piece ensemble of musicians from the greater Westfield, NJ area. One of the oldest community bands in NJ, the Westfield Community Band was established in 1912, and has been a fixture for performances in Westfield through their concerts in the park and other area performances.  
Website:  http://www.westfieldcommunityband.com/    Email:info@westfieldcommunityband.com (listing updated 06-2009)

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