The high school bands of the Toms River Regional School District will combine on Thursday, May 14th to play a concert to help raise funds for those still affected by Superstorm Sandy. As a tribute to the strength and perseverance of the Toms River residents, the Toms River Regional School District’s three high school band programs commissioned a commemorative musical piece written by world-renowned composer Samuel Hazo. The piece will celebrate the township’s unity, tenacity, and ability to endure and overcome the incredible hardships that Superstorm Sandy brought to their doorstep.
Aside from world-premiering Mr. Hazo’s composition, the combined bands will also play music by artists associated with the State of New Jersey, such as Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Those pieces will be conducted by the six band directors from the high schools. The Hazo piece will be conducted by the Dean of the College of Performing Arts at Rowan University, Dr. John Pastin.
Admission to the concert is free, although donations will be collected for the continued rebuilding process. For more information, please contact Jonathan Grill at 732-505-5724 or at JGrill@TRSchools.com.
When: Thursday, May 14th @ 7pm
Where: Pine Belt Arena, 1245 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River
Tickets: Donations accepted towards Sandy Relief