CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE
"Our Mission: To coordinate and conduct cultural and performing arts programs, including art, dance, music and theater,
for the benefit of the residents of Hanover Township."
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Cultural Arts Committee Information and Member List
Hanover Wind Symphony: The Hanover Wind Symphony is our community-based symphonic wind band, and is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. The HWS is now in its 32nd season of delighting audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The 2016-2017 season will feature an outstanding line-up of performances:
• October 26, 2016 - "A Night in the Big City"
• December 11, 2016 - "Christmas Presence IX"
• Feb 26, 2017 - "The Bickford Theatre"
• April 5, 2017 - "Outreach Concert at Mount Olive HS"
• May 10, 2017 - Concert at Memorial Junior School
For program details, as well as venue and schedule information, check regularly at the website of the Hanover Wind Symphony at http://hanoverwinds.org/
Art on the Wall:
Art on the Wall is pleased to present works by New Jersey-based artist Brian McCormack. Brian creates innovative art that melds painting and sculpture. He is also the co-proprietor of the Hamilton Street Gallery ( http://hamiltonstreetgallery.com/ ) in Bound Brook, NJ. This exhibition will present “instrumental” works from Brian’s recent Guitar Series. To view samples of his work, visit Art on the Wall in the Township Building from January 9 to March 5, 2017.
Local Artists, by invitation of the committee, hang their works in the public areas of the Township Municipal Building. Art work has included Original Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Photography, Stone Rubbings, Historical Maps, Pencil Drawings, etc.
Shows are hung for a minimum of two months, permitting viewers to see 6 artists' work each year.
Music / Dance
Concerts are hosted, coordinated and supported to offer our residents a wide diversity of performances. We have enjoyed the concerts of the
West Point Military Band, Jazz band, numerous performances by professional and amateur area musicians, singers, and actors. We have also
provide continual support the The Hanover Wind Symphony, a local organization that has, over the past 25 years, grown to perform in professional venues in Boston, Rhode Island, New York and throughout New Jersey.
Hanover Wind Symphony on YouTube: A selection of videos of the Hanover Wind Symphony can be found online at the HWS Official YouTube Channel. Check it out anytime to see and hear the orchestra in live performances from the past few years.
The Cultural Arts Committee is open to township residents who wish to enhance the Arts experience for township residents. Meetings are held monthly, excluding July and August, in the Municipal Building on the 1st Thursday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a member … click here
"Would you like to be informed of upcoming Cultural Arts events? You can have your name added to the email list by contacting CulturalArts@HanoverTownship.com with your name and email address, or clicking on this link."
A Tribute to Count Basie: On January 15, 2017, the CAC sponsored the Chatham Community Jazz Band, led by Director Ed Beales, in a tribute to New Jersey’s own jazz great William “Count” Basie (1904-1984). A capacity crowd enjoyed two sets of legendary tunes in the “big band” style.
The 2016 Hanover Cabaret was held at the Community Center. It featured an outstanding folk music performance by Morris-area band No Strings Attached
( https://www.facebook.com/nostringsattachedmusic/ ), playing songs related to recent historical events. Below are some photos from the Cabaret.