Friday, November 12, 2021

New Jersey Youth Symphony Co-Presents United States Air Force Heritage of America Band

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) co-presents a concert featuring the 

United States Air Force Heritage of America Band
led by Commander and Conductor Captain David Regner 

WHEN: Monday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.
New Providence High School Auditorium located at 35 Pioneer Drive in New Providence. 
The concert is free and open to the public.
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Co-presenting with the New Providence High School Music and Performing Arts Department, musicians from the New Jersey Youth Symphony will participate in master classes with members of the USAF concert band as well as join the concert for a performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition under the baton of NJYS Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo. Performing a mix of popular, classical, and patriotic tunes, there is a little something for everyone! Join us at New Providence High School for this uplifting family-friendly concert. 

To observe the master classes with the USAF Heritage of America Band from 4:00-5:00 p.m., click here. Masks and social distancing required. 

For nearly eighty years, the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band has entertained, educated and inspired millions across the east coast. The band has performed at thousands of high-profile community outreach and military events, produced over 55 highly-acclaimed recordings and collaborated with many world-renowned artists. The band is often featured on television, radio and social media, conveying the Air Force core values of integrity, service and excellence.

The Concert Band is comprised of 45 professional Airmen who captivate audiences by telling the Air Force story, and also performing numerous renditions of great symphonic classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, movie music and patriotic favorites. In addition to performing standard repertoire, the Band is also a champion of new music, embodying the spirit of innovation that is inherent in today’s Air Force.

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), founded in 1979, is a tiered orchestral program offering ensemble education for students in grades 3-12 across New Jersey. NJYS has grown from one orchestra of 65 students to over 500 students in 15 different orchestras and ensembles, including the internationally recognized Youth Symphony. NJYS ensembles have performed in venues including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Hall, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NJYS has received numerous prestigious awards for its adventurous programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and has had six European tours, including participation in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Festival and Competition (Vienna), winning First Prizes in July 2014 and 2017.

Now in its 43rd season, NJYS continues to achieve musical excellence through intensive instruction and high-level performance. Under the guidance of a talented team of conductors, coaches, and teaching artists, students are immersed in challenging repertoire, learning the art of ensemble playing, and exploring their potential in a supportive and inclusive environment. NJYS remains committed to programming works by diverse composers and commissioned works by New Jersey residents, as well as experimentation with music, technology, and communication.

The New Jersey Youth Symphony is a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts. Wharton is New Jersey’s largest non-profit performing arts education organization serving over 1,500 students of all ages and abilities through a range of classes and ensembles. In addition to the New Jersey Youth Symphony, programs include the Paterson Music Project and Performing Arts School.