Friday, August 13, 2021

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Outdoor Concert in Whitehouse



WHEN: Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 7pm

WHERE: Whitehouse United Methodist Church, 73 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse, NJ 08888. The concert will take place in the parking lot at the rear of the church, which is mostly shade-covered in the evening hours ADMISSION: The concert is free and open to the general public, although free-will offerings will be accepted. In the event of inclement weather or public health emergency, the announcement to postpone or cancel this concert will be made on the band’s website , Facebook page, and Instagram feed.

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr, will present a free outdoor concert.

The band is thrilled to perform at its namesake venue and is offering all proceeds from this concert to the church in gratitude for allowing the band to rehearse outdoors on the church parking lot, which the band has been doing since public gathering restrictions were lifted in May.

The program will feature patriotic marches and selections such as “America the Beautiful,” medleys of rock songs from the 1980s and big band jazz hits by Frank Sinatra, and selections from Broadway musicals such as The Music Man.

Audience members of all ages are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs.

Parking will be available along Old Highway 28.

Attendees must adhere to all safety guidelines as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and mandated by the local and state government. Attendance is at one’s own risk; discretion is advised, especially for those at high-risk for infection for COVID-19. Access to the church building and restrooms by the general public is strictly prohibited.

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony was founded by conductor emeritus Casey Bork on April 15, 1996. It is dedicated to presenting the best in all varieties of wind band literature. Since its founding, the band has grown rapidly, attracting experienced musicians as regular members from all over New Jersey, as well as New York City and eastern Pennsylvania. It is now comprised of approximately 50 amateur and professional musicians who perform together regularly to enthusiastic audiences throughout central and northern New Jersey. The band was recently named the winner of the 2021 Hunterdon Happening List in the category of favorite band/musician!

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony is committed to making music accessible to all. For information about venue accessibility, please send an email to, or call the band’s ADA coordinator, Margaret Smith, at 908-534-6662.


Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

IMAGE: The Whitehouse Wind Symphony has performed throughout Hunterdon County. CREDIT: Lynn Scolarice.