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2017 SUMMER YOUTH BAND SEASON

Be sure to attend our Youth Band concerts in SUNSET AUDITORIUM, PITMAN, NJ :

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 7:00 P.M.
RED AND GREEN YOUTH BANDS
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 7:00 P.M.
BLUE AND ORANGE YOUTH BANDS

The summer youth band program is going into its 24th season. The program received some notoriety recently by premiering a composition — Firestorm, a work commissioned by the Youth Band for John O’Reilly, one of the most performed composers of school music. Mr. O’Reilly personally conducted the premiere. He stated that he has been all over the United States and cannot think of another organization that provides a more beneficial program to young musicians. Firestorm has since been performed by many school concert bands. The heading on the conductor’s score reads, "Commissioned by the Youth Band Committee of the Original Hobo Band, Inc. of Pitman, NJ for its Summer Band Program".

The success of the Youth Band program is due entirely to the dedication of the members of the Youth Band Committee and volunteers rom the Original Hobo Band. Working together, this program continues to serve young musicians of the South Jersey area.

The Youth Band Committee once again requests the assistance of the Original Hobo Band membership and parents with musical skills. Please consider donating your time at rehearsals, which are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening beginning June 6. Speak with the Youth Band Committee members: Sig Johnson, Leah Cole, Frank Cole, Doug Tranz, and Kelly Nelson.