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Elections of Officers were held at Hobo Hall on Thursday, February 22, 2018, the results of which suggest far-ranging changes in the management and musical challenges for the band.


The new Concert Director, replacing Siegfried Johnson, the former Musical Director of many years, is Phil Blackman, formerly First Assistant Director.

The First Assistant Director, formerly Phil Blackman, has been replaced by Nate Gable, formerly 2nd Assistant Director.

The Second Assistant Director, formerly Nate Gable, has been replaced by Steve Wagner, who held the position in previous years.

Siegfried Johnson, Musical Director of the band for many years, has retired to the position of Musical Director Emeritus, after serving many years as the band's Musical Director.

Congratulations to the newly elected Directors!

The Original Hobo Band is always seeking musicians to play in community events such as parades, concerts, dedications and strolls. All brass, woodwind and percussion players are welcome. NO auditions.

Rehearsals are every Thursday evening from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. in our own rehearsal hall at 690 Lambs Road in Mantua Township, NJ, right next to Carolina Blue Restaurant (formerly J.G. Cook's).

New musicians are always welcome to sit in at our rehearsals, and after becoming familiar with our repertoire, are welcome to play at our parades/concerts. We occasionally play a concert on a Thursday evening, so be sure to check the Schedule link before you come.

The purpose of the Association:

  • to provide an outlet for musical expression by promoting wind ensemble music;
  • to provide year-round training and direction to students of area schools and any interested adults;
  • to aid organizations with musical entertainment at reasonable rates;
  • to provide social benefits for its members.

The Original Hobo Band, Inc. is a Section 501(c)4 exempt corporation.

The Original Hobo Band, Inc. is a community band whose members are all volunteers -- both amateur and professional musicians.  Members range in age from Junior High School to senior citizens.

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