Ridgewood Concert Band Inc

Location:

P.O. Box 151RidgewoodNew Jersey07451United States View Map

SIC Codes:

7929

Phone:

(201) 493-9030
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Description:

Featured in CNN Money Magazine as outstanding alternative to traveling to New York City, the Ridgewood Concert Band, has distinguished itself as the preeminent Wind Symphony in the New York Metropolitan area. The Ridgewood Concert Band was founded in 1983 to provide a serious performing outlet for many fine wind and percussion players living in and around Bergen County. The ensemble has developed into a nationally and internationally acclaimed community band. They have recorded Organic Band, a CD of music for organ and band. In 2003, the band released a CD of the music of Broadway composer, Michael Valenti. In October 1997, the Ridgewood Concert Band was selected to receive the Sudler Silver Scroll Award, an international award for excellence, presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. In the summer of 1998, the Band completed their first international tour, performing in some of the top venues in Prague, Budapest, and Vienna. In June 2003, the band traveled to the south of France for an exchange concert with the famous La Croix Valmer Band of Saint Tropez, France. In the summer of 2008, the band performed an exhaustive two-week tour of China, playing to packed houses in Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xi'an, and Beijing just prior to the opening of the Olympics. The Ridgewood Concert Band is comprised of serious musicians from all walks of life. Included in the membership over the years have been several former members of the New York Philharmonic, renowned composers and conductors, accomplished high school and college students, many of our areas most distinguished music educators, and graduates of our nations finest university and conservatory music programs. Soloists with the band have included Philip Smith, Joseph Alessi, Philip Myers, Warren Deck, and Joseph Robinson from the New York Philharmonic; Elaine Douvas, Michael Parloff, and Scott Brubaker from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; legendary tubist Harvey Phillips, and television personalities Charles Osgood, Gene Shalit, and Eugenia Zukerman. Guest conductors have included Keith Brion, Karel Husa, and Col.

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